Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones does not expect his team to trade its No. 4 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, he said at a press conference on Monday, according to the Star-Telegram.
With the Rams and the Eagles projected to take quarterbacks with the first two picks, the Chargers and the Cowboys will have first choice at positional players, which Jones said is motivation enough for Dallas to retain its first-round pick.
“[We will] most likely stay,” Jones said. “We got a chance to have an outstanding, to say the least, player there if you make any assumptions at all about how those first two picks are going to go. So we’ll more than likely stay. It’s a good spot.”
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones has said the team wants to draft a pass rusher and a quarterback to back up Tony Romo, but Jones said finding Romo’s successor isn’t a priority for this draft.
“Certainly not a high enough priority to make a bad decision or a forced decision,” Jones said.
The 2016 NFL draft will begin at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday with each team choosing its first-round selections.