Cowboys trying to acquire No. 32 from the Browns


Cleveland's Sashi Brown isn't done surging up, down, left and right across the landscape of this year's seven-round NFL draft.

Armed with the top pick in Round 2, the Browns' vice president of football operations is listening to offers for yet another trade.


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The latest interested party? The Cowboys, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, who reported Friday that Dallas is likely targeting a pass rusher if they move up to No. 32.

That makes plenty of sense after the 'Boys, from a distance, initially appeared downtrodden in their draft war room when Ohio State's Joey Bosa went to the Chargers at No. 3 overall. Dallas quickly rebounded -- with smiles -- to take another Buckeye in running back Ezekiel Elliott, but pass rusher remains a burning need.

With Randy Gregory and DeMarcus Lawrence both facing suspensions, look for Big D to address the spot early in the second round. Names like Eastern Kentucky's Noah Spence or Clemson's Kevin Dodd make sense for Super Bowl-starved owner and general manager Jerry Jones.

As for the Browns, Cleveland's trade-down machine has thrust this unique front office in an enviable position for the rest of this draft -- and the next two offseasons.

Along with another 11 draft picks this year -- and wideout Corey Coleman -- the team has accrued a first-rounder, a third-rounder and two fourths in 2017, along with an extra second-rounder in 2018.

The bounty of picks gives the Browns incredible long-term flexibility and increased chances of hitting on players. Cleveland is building for tomorrow, while the Cowboys -- with a 36-year-old Tony Romo at the helm -- hope to load up for a Super Bowl run today.

If this trade goes down, it will serve as a real-time study between two teams operating in very different ways.