If you were looking for a silver lining in the Raiders day three draft playbook, this might be it. They swapped fourth round picks and sent a fifth rounder to the Browns to move up to 100 and get Michigan State QB Connor Cook. That move for the Raiders is a head scratcher, but they weren't the only ones looking to move up to get Cook. So were the Cowboys.
With the oft injured Tony Romo approaching his twilight years, the Cowboys have been looking for an insurance plan. Jerry Jones saw Cook still on the board and wanted him. He tried to move up to get him, but the Raiders were more aggressive, apparently willing to offer better compensation (picks 114 and 154).
Jones recently a strong voice in the Los Angeles relocation talks. He presented an alternative plan that pushed the Raiders out of deal, putting the Rams in Inglewood with the Chargers having an option to join them.
While the Raiders heading back to Oakland made a lot of fans very happy, Mark Davis was not happy at all with getting big timed by Jones and Rams owner Stan Kroenke and leaving LA with his tail between his legs.
Now he's deep in talks to move to Vegas, which, for those in Oakland, would be worse than the team heading to LA.