Amari Cooper: ‘You don’t want the leader of your offense to go down’
The rumors have become reality.
On Monday, Josina Anderson of ESPN first reported that Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones traded for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter then reported that Jones and the team sent a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft in exchange for the player.
Star-Telegram Cowboys reporter Clarence Hill Jr. confirmed the move Monday afternoon.
The move was made in order to provide head coach Jason Garrett and quarterback Dak Prescott with a strong receiving option in the passing game.
It’s been a spot the Cowboys have been sorely lacking in all season.
Cooper, who was taken with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, has racked up 225 catches, 3,183 yards and 109 receiving touchdowns in 52 games with the Raiders.
But Cowboys fans and some media members didn’t exactly love that Jones met the Raiders’ asking price.