Posted by Rafael at Thursday, April 28, 2011 I've heard in the last hour that the early QB rush rumors have legs and Dallas is fielding calls from teams wanting to fill their quarterback need. The Minnesota Vikings are a team connected with the 9th pick. From a value standpoint, this would make a lot of sense for Dallas. They could avoid a top-10 signing bonus, which would be hefty if the 2010 rules remain in place. At the same time, the Cowboys would only drop three spots to 12th and still be in the mix for most, if not all the top OT and DE prospects likely to be atop their short list. The prize for dropping from 9 to 12 is a mid-3rd. If the Vikings and Cowboys went strictly off the points chart, they would swap this way: Dallas to Minnesota -- the 9th overall and its 5th round pick; Minnesota to Dallas -- the 12th overall and its 3rd round pick. Think of it this way -- Dallas' 5th round pick appreciates about 70 spots, giving the team two high 3rd rounders. That's if the deal goes down. Who knows what other offers are being shopped before the Valley Ranch brass?