Cowboys try to save season with Amari Cooper blockbuster

Mae Harvey
October 23, 2018

Cooper was at practice in Alameda on Monday before multiple reports surfaced that he had been shipped out. This trend continued with Cooper, and Oakland did very well to snatch a first-round pick in the deal.

The Cowboys have gone with a committee-like approach at receiver this season since parting ways with former No. 1 option Dez Bryant in April.

Amari Cooper is heading to Dallas.

So the tank is on for the Raiders, and the Cowboys wayyyy overpaid. The trade of Cooper makes it clear the Raiders are blowing things up and restarting in year one of the new Jon Gruden era. In their place, Dallas is led by Cole Beasley (350 passing yards) and tight end Geoff Swaim (205 yards). The Raiders, coming off a bye week, are 1-5 as they head into a Week 8 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.

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.

Cooper, who suffered a concussion during Oakland's loss to Seattle in London on October 14, has just 22 catches for 280 yards and one touchdown in six games this season.

This seems like a pretty good haul for the Raiders, who have now collected three first rounders this season via trade.

Last season in a matchup the Eagles won 19-10, Cooper had 3 catches, for 66 yards and that 63-yard touchdown you just witnessed in the video above on Jalen Mills. Cooper has been held under 30 yards receiving in 13 of his past 26 games.

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