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JJT: Don't trade pick; take best player

IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have the 14th pick in Thursday's NFL draft. They need to use it.

This isn't the time to move up. Or down. The Cowboys simply need to stay put and select the best player according to their draft board when it's time for them to make their first selection.

Do that, and they're guaranteed to add a good player who can help a franchise that has been stuck in the abyss of mediocrity for nearly two decades.

Trading down is dumb. And, in this particular draft, unnecessary. Plus, there's nothing in the Cowboys' recent draft history to suggest they could take advantage of any additional picks they would acquire.

The eight picks they have right now will do the trick just fine.

Read the full column here.