Raiders WR Amari Cooper returns to practice on Monday


On Monday afternoon, Jon Gruden's Oakland Raiders traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys.

While Gruden should be admonished because he couldn't work a talented 24-year-old receiver into his archaic offense, he also deserves praise for taking advantage of Jerry Jones' desperation.

Let's hope Cooper can improve upon his current stat line of 22 receptions for 280 yards and one touchdown so far this year. Follow 105.3 The Fan for the latest details. In their place, Dallas is led by Cole Beasley (350 passing yards) and tight end Geoff Swaim (205 yards).

Amari Cooper #89 of the Oakland Raiders runs after a catch against the Kansas City Chiefs during their National Football League game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 19, 2017 in Oakland, California. Cooper had two 1,000-yars campaigns to begin his career after being taken fourth-overall out of Alabama in 2015 but has done little since. The Cowboys are going into their bye week, and the Raiders are returning from their break to face Indianapolis at home Sunday.

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Rapoport reported Cooper's fifth-year option for $13.9 million comes off the books for Oakland.

In 2000, Jones sent two first-round picks to Seattle for Joey Galloway before the first of three straight 5-11 seasons.

Dallas is sending Oakland a 2019 first-round pick for Cooper, according to reports. That is elite receiver money and Cooper is not an elite receiver, and then you remember the Cowboys are giving up a first round pick that right now would be in the top 10. The former Texas standout's first season with Dallas was his best, with 596 yards receiving and seven touchdowns.