Wow, power move. The Cowboys reportedly traded their 1st round pick (14) and their 2nd (45) to move up to 6 to select LSU CB Morris Claiborne.
This offseason, the Cowboys jettisoned the over-the-hill Terence Newman, and brought in Brandon Carr via free agency. That fixed one side. On the other side, Mike Jenkins had an abysmal 2010, but rebounded in 2011, and played much better. Jenkins has one year left on his contract, and wanted to sign a long term deal in Dallas. However, the Cowboys said publicly they had no plans of extending him. With Orlando Scandrick firmly in place as the slot corner, that leaves Jenkins as the odd man out, I would imagine. I suspect the Cowboys will now try to deal Jenkins.
Morris Claiborne is a star, and should be an outstanding CB in the NFL for the next decade+. However, while CB was a need area for the Cowboys, it wasn’t on the level of interior OL, DL, OLB, and S. And they just spent their first two picks on that position, moving up to do so. Jerry Jones’d.