Cowboys wanted to trade up to select Paxton Lynch, sources say

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IRVING, Texas — As happy as the Dallas Cowboys were to land Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, they could have had a more bountiful first round Thursday.

According to sources, the Cowboys had discussions with the Baltimore Ravens about dropping back from the No. 4 pick to No. 6 and had talks with a number of teams later in the first round, notably the Seattle Seahawks at No. 26, in looking to select Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch.

Cowboys add to offense by picking OSU’s Elliott at No. 4

The Cowboys apparently decided to help their defense by helping their offense with their selection of Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4.


  • Broncos get Lynch; Kaepernick pursuit likely over

    The Broncos moved up from pick No. 31 to No. 26 via a trade with the Seahawks and selected Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch, likely ending their pursuit of Colin Kaepernick, GM John Elway said.

  • At No. 4, the Cowboys held firm and selected Elliott. But they were thwarted by the Denver Broncos, who

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