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Why trading up was smart.

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by nathanlt, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. nathanlt

    nathanlt Well-Known Member

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    I think it's better to trade down, every time, to maximize late 1st round and 2nd round value myself. But I think the only reason it was smart is that there is a new playing field with the rookie salary cap.

    If you can get a QB, CB, LT, or pass rushing DE at WELL BELOW FREE AGENT PRICES, you really should do it. It's a financial decision as much as anything else.
  2. elcocinero

    elcocinero Member

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    It was a smart decision. Cox, Baron and DeCastro should all be gone by 14.
  3. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    Frankly Claiborne was the one guy worth trading up for, I didn't think they would do it though.
  4. cowboysooner

    cowboysooner Well-Known Member

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    This is exactly right. We lost a second round pick and got back 8 million in salary cap.
  5. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    There were 6 elite players in this draft.
    Of those 6 they got the one they wanted.
    #smart #cowboys

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