Five players who could be dealt on draft day

April, 20, 2010
4/20/10
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Jerry Jones said he's gotten calls from opposing teams about trading some of his veteran players for draft picks.

Jones loves to trade. As owner, he's made 55 draft weekend trades, and what's to stop him now from doing so?

He wasn't sure if he would do it now.

"It just doesn't happen very often," Jones said. "Not on the clock, or not there. You can go right to the clock. Now you've certainly, usually have had some inkling or discussion that there might be some interest there especially if there were any contracts to be involved, relative to reworking contracts and that's going to be done in five minutes or six minutes. But still, I've entertained it right then and on the clock especially in the first and second round."

We look at five players who might get traded for picks during the weekend.

1. Marcus Spears. He doesn't get enough respect for the job he does, and the Cowboys would love to see Jason Hatcher and Stephen Bowen challenge for his end spot.

2. Martellus Bennett. The Bengals wanted Bennett at the trade deadline last year, but the Cowboys declined the offer. Has he matured enough to remain here?

3. Patrick Crayton. One team has called the Cowboys expressing interest, but the Cowboys said no. Jones praised Crayton on Tuesday for his skills on punt returns. With the uncertainty around young receivers such as Miles Austin, Kevin Ogletree and Sam Hurd, keeping Crayton is important.

4. Tashard Choice. He wants more playing time, but the Cowboys like him as the No. 3 back. The team is on record as saying Choice is staying. He might get more time in 2011.

5. Orlando Scandrick. He's the third corner and played well in the second half of 2009. His value continues to rise with the coaches and so does his trade value. It's doubtful the Cowboys would let him go.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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