It May Be Snowing in Hades: Cowboys Trade Up to Take WR Bryant
There have been rumors on the past few weeks that receiver Dez Bryant could fall to the Cowboys in the draft, even though the Cowboys held the 27th overall pick. The chances were along the lines of a snowball’s chance in hell, given that the Cowboys still need to sign Miles Austin to a long-term deal and still have the costly bust known as Roy Williams.
Rumors that the Cowboys would move up to take safety Earl Thomas were more believable, but those rumors were largely squashed by team sources last night. By the time the 24th pick (held by the Patriots) came up, Bryant was still there. The Cowboys exchanged the #27 (1st round) and #90 (3rd round) picks for the Patriots’ picks at #24 and #119 (4th round).
It will be very interesting to see how the Cowboys handle the using the trio of Austin, Bryant, and Williams, along with other returning receivers and the Jason Witten. This, of course, assumes that the team keeps Williams, who told ESPN:
“If all goes well, not trying to talk noise, but if all goes well, we’ll have the best wide receiving corps in the league. Dez is a big dude, he can play. He will help us win some ballgames.”
Here are some of Bryant’s Oklahoma State highlights:
Fair to say that he catches the ball in traffic pretty well. I think this is a great move.