Cowboys make big trade for wide receiver Amari Cooper

Cowboys acquire WR Amari Cooper, report says

Struggling Raiders trade Amari Cooper to Cowboys for first-round pick

Jon Gruden finally did something at the helm of the Oakland Raiders that wasn't completely boneheaded, offloading wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys for a first-round draft pick.

The move will fill a need at the position the Cowboys (3-4) have had since the release of Dez Bryant on April 13.

Oakland, meanwhile, appears all-in on a rebuild and now will have three first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft after acquiring another first-rounder from the Chicago Bears in the Khalil Mack trade.

The Cowboys' revamped receiver corps has struggled to get on the same page with Prescott and is considered a collection of No. 2 and No. 3 receivers while lacking a bonafide No. 1 threat. Over that same stretch, Devin Funchess, also 24 years old, has amassed 1,214 yards and 11 touchdowns, albeit on 33 more targets.

It's not the first time Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has made a big trade for a former top-10 pick at receiver, and the other two attempts didn't go well.

The Cowboys later signed him to a $54 million contract extension.

Cooper has had three or fewer catches in 12 of his last 20 played; he has 60 or more receiving yards in just 7 of his last 28 games played.

Cooper suffered a concussion on October 14 against Seattle.

The Raiders players returned from their bye week on Monday morning, trying to put their 1-5 start behind them. After posting back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons to begin his tenure in Oakland, Cooper was only able to muster 680 yards and seven scores past year in 14 contests.

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