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Dallas – Cleveland Draft Day Trade – Round 2

NFL Draft Logo 2007 For the second time today, the Cleveland Browns have traded with the Dallas Cowboys to move up in the draft. Earlier, they made a big splash by trading up to the 22nd spot to grab Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn. Now, they’ve traded into Dallas’ second round spot (53th overall) to take cornerback Eric Wright out of UNLV.

They gave up their 3rd (67th) and 4th (103rd) and 6th (168th) round picks and also picked up Dallas’ 6th (195th).

I agree with Jean Jacques Taylor that this was a good move for the Cowboys “because there was no one in the second they just had to have and the turned it into early picks in the third and fourth round.” Indeed, the Giants took USC WR Steve Smith two spots before Dallas was on the clock; I suspect they’d have taken him had he still been available.

Ah, well. I’d like to see the Cowboys wind up with a help at offensive line, wideout, and corner. We’ll see what develops.

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I get the sense that you are a Cowboys fan James. If so, how do you like living in rabid Redskin country. (My father detests the ‘Skins just because the fawning coverage heaped upon them by the local media.)

Posted by bains | April 28, 2007 | 09:03 pm | Permalink

Yep, going back to the Staubach days.

I moved up to these parts four and a half years ago. Indeed, I lived about three miles from the Redskins training facilities in Ashburn my first couple years up here.

The odd thing is that, next to the Redskins, the Cowboys are by far the team with the biggest fan base here, at least as measured by paraphernalia displayed. The Cowboys and Steelers have giant national fan bases owing to their prominence in the 1970s, when the NFL really took off as the biggest spectator sport.

Posted by James Joyner | April 29, 2007 | 07:21 am | Permalink

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