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Economics makes deal worth it

4/26/2012

IRVING, Texas – On Wednesday, Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he anticipated some trades early in the first round because the cost of moving up went down thanks to the new collective bargaining agreement.

Jones’ hint Wednesday was a reality Thursday when the Cowboys moved from No. 14 to No. 6 to take LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne.

Last year, Atlanta gave Julio Jones a four-year, $16.2 million contract. in 2010, Seattle gave tackle Russell Okung a six-year, $48.5 million with &29 million guaranteed as the No. 6 pick.

That type of economics made it much more sensible to make a move up.