Cowboys Trade First-Round Pick To Raiders For Amari Cooper


Cooper is in the NFL's concussion protocol, but the Raiders are on a bye this week and don't play again until October 28 against Indianapolis.

He certainly gives the Cowboys a big weapon for quarterback Dak Prescott and a threat to possibly make team's pay for giving so much attention to running back Ezekiel Elliott and the ground game. What makes that number even more alarming was the fact he had over 100 yards in only two games and much of his statistical output was due to an 11/210/2 game he had against the Chiefs in early October a year ago.

Cooper, who is still only 24 years old, exploded for a pair of 1,000-yard campaigns after being selected fourth overall in the 2015 draft.

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Dallas (3-4) has struggled to score points while losing all four road games, including 20-17 on Sunday at Washington. 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 Raiders, coming off a bye week, are 1-5 as they head into a Week 8 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.

But of all the teams that need wide receivers, the most intriguing is Dallas, and it would not be the first time that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has dealt for a receiver before the league's trade deadline. Since joining the club, Cooper has tallied 225 receptions for 3,183 yards (14.1 avg.) and 19 touchdowns. Cooper's final year of his deal is next season and carries a $13 million cap hit.

The next player who could be on the move is 2016 first-round pick, Karl Joseph. In 2000, they acquired Joey Galloway from Seattle for two first-round draft choices.