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3 Teams the Cowboys Could Trade With to Move Up in 2022 NFL Draft

Larry Rupp
Three teams the Dallas Cowboys could trade with to move up in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Three teams the Dallas Cowboys could trade with to move up in the 2022 NFL Draft. / Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys currently own picks in the bottom half of the first three rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft, but that may not be the case by the time April 28 rolls around. Owner Jerry Jones told reporters on Wednesday that he is open to moving up in order to grab one of the team's top targets.

The Cowboys are coming off one of their most successful drafts in recent years, headlined by Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons. Of course, repeating that success could mean a deal is to be made.

Here's a look at three teams Dallas can trade with to move up in the upcoming draft.

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1. Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs own back-to-back picks at the end of the first round (No. 29 & 30) and could easily opt to deal one of them. That's especially the case due to the fact that they would still be able to land their preferred target. Dallas is slated to pick at No. 56 overall in the second round, but could make a big move to secure an immediate impact player, instead. The Cowboys have a few glaring needs on the roster that include the offensive line and edge rusher positions. Luckily, those are two of the deeper positions in this draft class. This deal would make sense for everyone involved.

2. Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks find themselves in a similar situation to the Chiefs, except their back-to-back picks come in the second round (No. 40 & 41). That still makes them a prime candidate to trade down. Seattle is set to enter a rebuilding period after trading franchise quarterback Russell Wilson and needs all of the assets it can acquire. If a player of interest starts to fall, don't be surprised if the Cowboys move up from No. 56 to draft them. This is a move that wouldn't break the bank to make, yet could end up resulting in a Week 1 starter being added to the roster in Dallas.

3. Detroit Lions

It's easy to look at a rebuilding team like Detroit and think they want nothing to do with moving down. It could give them a lessened chance of selecting some of the top talent in the class. The simple fact is that the Lions own five picks within the first 100 selections, though. That is a ton of value to use in trade negotiations. The Cowboys haven't traded up in the first three rounds since 2014, but Jones has to be antsy to get find success beyond the Wild Card Round. Making a move for any of the No. 32, No. 34, or No. 66 pick would prove that he isn't messing around.

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