IRVING, Texas Experts have been saying for a while that this year's NFL Draft isn't loaded with as many elite prospects as there have been in prior years. The strength of this class is in its depth.
For the Dallas Cowboys, drafting at No. 18 isn't a bad place to be. There should be a quality starter available, and if they're on the clock and not in love with any of the prospects on their board, trading down is a realistic possibility.
"There's enough depth in this draft that you sure want to keep your ears open for trades, because you could very well get as good or better player at another level," Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Monday. "And we will have our minds open. We won't be doing a lot before the draft, fielding many calls. It'll probably be happening right there on draft day."
During a Monday pre-draft press conference, Jones was joined by executive vice president Stephen Jones, head coach Jason Garrett and scouting director Tom Ciskowski. Jerry Jones...