NFL Draft: Should Cowboys Trade Up For TE Kyle Pitts?

What if Dak stays in place, and what if Tyron Smith and a healthy offensive line remains intact ... and the Cowboys add arguably the most uniquely-talented player in this draft?
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FRISCO - The concept of the Dallas Cowboys trading up on Day 1 of April’s NFL Draft is not a unique one. Trade up for a QB because Dak Prescott is out the door? Trade up for O-lineman Penei Sewell because he's just that good?

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All viable.

But what if Dak stays in place, and what if Tyron Smith and a healthy offensive line remains intact ... and the Cowboys add arguably the most uniquely-talented player in this draft?

Bleacher Report helps us think through it: What if the Cowboys send their first-round pick (No. 10 overall), a 2021 fourth-rounder (No. 106), and tight end Dalton Schultz to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for the No. 8 choice, which they would then use to select Florida tight end Kyle Pitts?

Put aside for a moment the Carolina-related obstacles here, which are highlighted by the Panthers' stated desire to use assets, including pick No. 8, to obtain a star QB (which could mean drafting Alabama's Mac Jones or trading for the Texans' Deshaun Watson); the concept of Dallas loading up to become an unstoppable offensive force is an intriguing one.

“Even if Dak Prescott has to play another year with the franchise tag, the Dallas Cowboys would have one of the most high-powered offenses for at least a season with him and the addition of Florida’s Kyle Pitts,” B/R writes.

Again, this concept doesn't take into account the Panthers' thinking (the swap fits some trade-value charts but who knows what they think of Schultz as a throw-in piece) but it's an intriguing acknowledgement of what the Dallas offense would look like with the 6-6, 246-pound Pitts, who scouts see as a rare combination of Shannon Sharpe and Travis Kelce, a unanimous All-American and John Mackey Award winner who seems like one of this draft class' surest bets ... and would conjure up some of owner Jerry Jones' "sugarplum visions'' if in a Dallas uniform.

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