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A trade down in round one could be more beneficial for the Cowboys’ defense

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Would a hypothetical trade down benefit the Cowboys?

It’s not often the Dallas Cowboys move down in the draft. Since 2010, Dallas has traded down just once, in 2013. That year, the Cowboys sent their first-round pick, number 18 overall, to the San Francisco 49ers for their first- and third-round selections.

With those two picks, Dallas selected center Travis Frederick and wide receiver Terrance Williams. Despite receiving heavy criticism at the time, the move down for Frederick turned out to be a great one, as the now-retired 29-year-old was a five-time Pro Bowler in his six-year career. Williams also was a dependable wideout, surpassing 550 receiving yards in five of his six NFL seasons.

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