By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
One day after expressing interest in Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper, the Dallas Cowboys acquired him. In exchange, the Raiders will receive a 2019 first-round draft pick.
This is the second major player the Raiders have traded in the past two months. In September, the team traded Khalil Mack in a blockbuster deal.
The Raiders received a first-round draft pick in 2019 and another first-round draft pick in 2020. They also received a sixth-round draft pick in 2019.
Cooper is presently in concussion protocol after suffering the injury on Sunday, October 14th against the Seattle Seahawks in London. He would have to clear concussion protocol before he suits up for his new team.
The 24-year-old Miami, Florida native has 22 receptions for 280 yards and one touchdown this season. He was targeted just once in last week’s 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
His best game of the season came in Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns when he had eight receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown. This is his lone score of the season.
He only has had two games, where he surpassed 100 or more yards in a game, as he had 10 receptions for 116 yards in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.
Cooper has started 47 of 52 games with the Raiders. He has 225 receptions for 3,138 yards and 19 touchdowns.
The Cowboys, who are 3-3, are led in receiving by Cole Beasley. He has 33 receptions for 350 yards.
Geoff Swaim is the second-highest receiver 19 receptions for 205 yards.
Beasley and Tavon Austin leads the team with two touchdowns each.
The Cowboys have made these gambles before. On February 17th, 2000, they traded two first round draft picks to the Seattle Seahawks for wide receiver Joey Galloway.
On October 14th, 2008, the Cowboys traded a first-round draft pick, a third-round draft pick, and a sixth-round draft pick to the Detroit Lions for wide receiver Roy Williams in the 2009 NFL Draft. The Cowboys also received a seventh-round draft pick from the Lions in the 2010 NFL Draft.
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