Oakland Traders: The Dynasty Ramifications of Amari Cooper in Dallas

24 October, 2018, 04:07 | Author: Judy Cobb
  • Instant Analysis 1st round pick for Cooper is huge investment

As ESPN's Adam Schefter revealed, the Raiders dealt No. 1 wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a first-round pick. After Gruden opted to ship Khalil Mack out of town in a similar situation, Cooper likely knew he was on borrowed time in Oakland anyway.

The Eagles obviously felt like Cooper wasn't worth losing a first round draft pick.

It's not the first time Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has made a big trade for a former top-10 pick at receiver, and the other two attempts didn't go well.

While the Cowboys remain in the middle of the NFC East race, sitting a game-and-a-half behind the Redskins, tied with the Eagles for second place, they're one game below.500 through seven games.

Let's hope Cooper can improve upon his current stat line of 22 receptions for 280 yards and one touchdown so far this year.

The 1-5 Raiders reportedly began shopping Cooper earlier this month amid what appears to be a lost season.

Cooper, along with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, now gives Dallas a formidable offensive trio all under 25 years old, but can the Cowboys truly change their passing game because of this addition.

We can question the direction new Raiders coach Jon Gruden is pointing the franchise, and we certainly can question how the Cooper trade was communicated to the team. This also after Gruden repeatedly said during the offseason and training. Cooper is the third wide receiver for whom the Cowboys have traded a first-round pick during the Jones era. Here are five reasons why this trade was a big mistake for Dallas.

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