NFL Draft 2016: Cowboys tried to trade up for Paxton Lynch

The Denver Broncos traded up six spots to draft quarterback Paxton Lynch in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft last night. The reason behind the move up to get the former Memphis Tiger had a lot to do with another team being in the hunt and it looks like that team was the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys took Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick in the draft and, before the Philadelphia Eagles moved up to the second spot in the draft, many thought the team might actually take quarterback Carson Wentz.

It didn’t work out that way, but NFL Media senior analyst Ian Rapoport said that they were in play to move up later in the first round.

The Cowboys know that they need a quarterback at some point in the draft to train under Tony Romo to eventually replace him when he retires. They could still find a great quarterback and it would not be a huge surprise to see them select one on Day 2.

It won’t be Paxton Lynch, but they will certainly be picking someone up before Day 2 is over with.

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  • Caleb BaileyCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
    Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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