Struggling Raiders trade Amari Cooper to Cowboys for first-round pick

Postado Outubro 23, 2018

Cooper will count around $4.5 million on Dallas' cap and he'll carry a $13 million hit next season.

The Dallas Cowboys made a huge move on Monday, giving up a first-round pick, to acquire wide receiver, Amari Cooper from the Raiders according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He started his career with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and had two 100-yard games this year, but had just two targets and one catch since the second of those games. The Eagles had been mention as possibly having interest in the talented wide receiver, but now their focus will shift to game planning to stop Cooper, whom the Eagles will face twice in the next five weeks. Dallas is an obvious fit for the 24-year-old wideout, as the team now ranks 29th in the National Football League with just 202.4 receiving yards per game and has no legitimate receiving threats to speak of after releasing Bryant and losing Jason Witten to retirement this offseason.

For Gruden, dealing his most accomplished receiver doesn't compare to the preseason trade that sent two-time All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack to Chicago. But it is another example of the Raiders (1-5) looking to the future. I get that it's been frustrating for Jerry Jones and his family to watch Dak Prescott throw to nobody, but a first round pick is way too high of a price to pay, especially considering that Cooper has not even been all that good. Since joining the club, Cooper has tallied 225 receptions for 3,183 yards (14.1 avg.) and 19 touchdowns. The former Texas standout's first season with Dallas was his best, with 596 yards receiving and seven touchdowns. Williams was drafted seventh overall by the Lions in 2004.