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Myles Garrett pleads with Cowboys to trade up to draft him

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Indeed, one of the 2017 NFL Draft's top prospects is already proposing a trade. The star defensive end from Texas A&M, a Texas native, would like to play in his home state for America's team, and he has a suggestion for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones:

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"I'm speaking to you, Jerry," Garrett said in a video filmed last Dec. at the College Football Awards (but posted on Friday by ESPN). "Mr. (coach Jason) Garrett, make it happen. Dak Prescott leads our team right now. I need you to take Tony Romo, take a couple picks, and give them to Cleveland so you can pick me up. Please, I'd love to play in Dallas, just make it happen."

The ESPN social media producer later clarified Garrett's answer was "100 percent supposed to be fun," and in the spirit of the event, the producer said.

After Romo, the Cowboys' veteran quarterback, was injured in the preseason, Prescott took over the starting role as a rookie and led the Cowboys to the postseason. He was voted Offensive Rookie of the Year. With the quarterback position in good shape with Prescott, the Cowboys' needs are elsewhere, and defensive end is among them. The Cowboys hold the No. 28 pick of the draft, and even if Romo were part of the discussion, a leap from near the end of the first round to the Browns' spot at No. 1 overall would surely come with an enormous price tag.

Garrett spoke with a smile, so the suggestion seemed more wishful thinking than anything too serious.

Garrett is considered a strong possibility for the Browns with the No. 1 pick (Cleveland also holds the No. 12 overall pick but Garrett is expected to be long gone by then), and was projected No. 1 to the Browns in NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah's latest mock draft. It was reported in December that the Browns had an "astronomical grade" on Garrett, who has said he prefers not to play in a cold-weather city.

Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter @ChaseGoodbread.

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