A Miami Dolphins source asked me today if I had heard anything about
the Dallas Cowboys talking with the Miami Dolphins about a possible
draft-day trade that would move the Cowboys up to the No. 12 spot in
the NFL draft. The source said he had heard it from someone with
inside information on the Dolphins.
The Cowboys rarely move up in the draft, but since the release of
safety Ken Hamlin and offensive lineman Flozell Adams, this might be
the year Jerry Jones considers a trip up north in the 2010 draft.
At pick 12, the possibilities of landing free safety Eric Berry or
safety Earl Thomas over someone like Taylor Mays are much more
realistic. Wide receiver Dez Bryant would likely be available at the
No. 12 spot, too.
But could the Cowboys move up in the draft and still keep their
current picks, including No. 27, where they could shore up the
The Dolphins showed interest Marion Barber two years ago, when the
Dolphins picked up nearly every single former Cowboys player. Bill
Parcells loves the guy and so does the Dolphins head coach. Barber may
not be worth a No 12 pick for the Dolphins, so I've also heard they
have interest in Patrick Crayton. Now, all of these scenarios are
plausible, because if Crayton is gone, the Cowboys very well may be
going after Dez Bryant.