How Cowboys Fans Reacted to Amari Cooper Trade

How Cowboys Fans Reacted to Amari Cooper Trade

The Oakland Raiders have acquired a first-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft via a trade with the Dallas Cowboys, the club announced Monday.

While Gruden and the Raiders were panned for the Mack trade, this seems like a trade that they've won as they are quite clearly entering a rebuild in Oakland (as they prepare to move to Las Vegas soon).

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Cooper, from the University of Alabama, was taken with the fourth overall pick in the first round in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Raiders. 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. According to the rumors, several teams including NFC East rivals the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins were interested in Cooper.

In totality, the Cowboys gave up the most valuable asset an National Football League team has for a player who had a drop rate north of 12 percent (per Kevin Clark).

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Cooper was the third receiver started his career with back-to-back seasons with 1,000 yards receiving and 70 catches, following Odell Beckham Jr. and Marques Colston but has been unable to build on that success the past two years. Cooper's final year of his deal is next season and carries a $13 million cap hit. This also after Gruden repeatedly said during the offseason and training. This trend continued with Cooper, and Oakland did very well to snatch a first-round pick in the deal. Here are five reasons why this trade was a big mistake for Dallas. A successful one, at that.

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