The Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders have agreed on a trade that will send wide receiver Amari Cooper to Dallas in exchange for a 2019 first-round pick according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Oakland now has three first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. They have the one from Dallas, their own first-round pick and the pick that was sent to them via the Khalil Mack trade from the Bears.
Dallas has been in the market for a quarterback with a lack of playmakers on the roster. Cooper will join Cole Beasley as quarterback Dak Prescott’s favorite targets.
With the Raiders moving to Las Vegas in 2019 and Jon Gruden having a 10-year contract, it seems he will build a team his way. There has also been speculation that Raiders’ owner Mark Davis may not be able to pay the money that elite level talent in the league demand.
Cooper had a bye with the Raiders last week and will now be on bye again with the Cowboys this week.
The 24-year-old receiver is in his fourth season and has 3,183 career receiving yards to go with his 19 touchdown catches. His best seasons were in 2015 and 2016, his first two in the NFL.