Cowboys acquire WR Amari Cooper, report says

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Consistently one of the most frustrating players to own over the past three seasons, Cooper gets what amounts to be a much needed fresh start.

The Dallas Cowboys have traded a first round draft pick to the Oakland Raiders for wide receiver Amari Cooper, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.

Now Cooper is expected to come in and save the Cowboys season with just nine games left. Recently, we'd heard rumors that Amari Cooper, Oakland's star receiver, was on the trade block, although Gruden denied knowing anything about that.

Monday was a busy day in the National Football League, with the Cardinals' Patrick Peterson apparently asking for a trade and the Raiders and Cowboys swinging a huge trade. Absolutely. But the truth is they had to.

Before the Cowboys finalized this deal for Cooper, another NFC East Rival was looking at him and that was the Philadelphia Eagles. And for every other team rumored to be interested, that was too high a price.

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The scout followed up by saying Cooper was a different player in his first two years. He's still a quality cornerback who could help a contending team, even if he's not playing at the level he did when he first joined the team in 2016.

Dallas receivers have just one 100-yard game combined through seven games, by Cole Beasley in a Week 6 win over Jacksonville. At 3-4 following a loss to the Redskins, the Cowboys decided to make this move in an attempt to save their season.

Now, Amari Cooper is tasked with saving the Cowboys passing offense almost single-handily.

While the compensation was much better than most expected, it now seems that the downtrodden Raiders are going into fire-sale mode ahead of the October 30 trade deadline.