Cowboys trading for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

Cowboys trading for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

Cowboys trading for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

This trend continued with Cooper, and Oakland did very well to snatch a first-round pick in the deal.

The 24-year-old Cooper - five years younger than Dez Bryant - was placed in the concussion protocol after leaving Oakland's last game against Seattle on October 14.

Following a loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday, the now 3-4 Dallas Cowboys chose to take drastic action in an attempt to save their season.

The Cowboys now sit at 3-4 with the NFL's 29th-ranked offense.

But if Jones and the front office did know, then it's possible that the Cowboys met the Raiders' asking price in order to acquire a player that they wanted and to keep him off the roster of a division rival.

Cooper, along with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, now gives Dallas a formidable offensive trio all under 25 years old, but can the Cowboys truly change their passing game because of this addition.

Dallas receivers have just one 100-yard game combined through seven games, by Cole Beasley in a Week 6 win over Jacksonville. The Raiders, coming off a bye week, are 1-5 as they head into a Week 8 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. If the Raiders do trade Joseph, expect it to be for a late-round pick. For his career, the fourth overall selection in 2014 has 225 receptions for 3,183 yards and 19 touchdowns. Cooper has been held under 30 yards receiving in 13 of his past 26 games.

Dallas reportedly gave up a first-round pick.

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