Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was disappointed that his team was unable to trade up and draft Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch, reports Peter King of Sports Illustrated.
According to King, the Cowboys attempted to swap picks with the Seattle Seahawks to move up to the No. 26 spot and take Lynch, but would not meet Seattle’s asking price of a second- and third-round pick. Dallas instead offered a second- and fourth-round pick for the chance to grab Lynch.
The Seahawks eventually traded the pick to the Denver Broncos, who drafted Lynch.
“I’m not gonna go jump from Dallas’s tallest, so let’s put this in perspective,” Jones said the next day. “And I live with second-guessing and disappointments. That’s a part of this business. But if I had to do it all over again? I’d give the three.”
The Cowboys had hoped that Lynch would be the heir apparent to veteran Tony Romo. The team instead took Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott in the fourth round.