The Dallas Cowboys receive a respectable “B-” grade from your benevolent dictator. All teams start with an average “C” grade and then need to impress me in order to move up from a C, and the ‘Boys did just that. We find grade inflation deplorable here on TDI and you will never encounter it on our island’s stellar public schools. You should seriously consider moving in.
When you net out what Dallas did between their two trades the flipped the No. 136 pick (4th Rd.) for No. 158 (5th Rd.), No. 213 (6th Rd.), and No. 218 (7th Rd.). By moving back 22 spots in a part of the draft where most selections are just guesswork anyway (from No. 136 to No. 158) the Cowboys picked up two late-round lottery tickets. While few players drafted in the sixth and seventh rounds go on to have meaningful NFL careers, sometimes a lottery ticket does pay off. It will be interesting to see who ends up producing more value during their careers, the pick the Cowboys gave up in center Michael Jordan (No. 136) or the combined values of CB Michael Jackson (No. 158), S Donovan Wilson (No. 213), and RB Mike Webster (No. 218).
Plus, how random is it that players names Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson ended up getting lumped together in the same transactions involving the Dallas Cowboys? Nice names, fellas.
Overall the Cowboys net trade rating is +4 based on the Dallas Draft Value Chart, which means they got slightly more value back versus the assets they traded away. I concur and tip my cap to the Cowboys.