Jordy Nelson Fantasy: Impact of Amari Cooper Trade on Raiders WR

24 October, 2018, 07:12 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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As ESPN's Adam Schefter revealed, the Raiders dealt No. 1 wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for a first-round pick. To even think about the playoffs, the Cowboys, the same Cowboys who are 0-4 and the road and haven't won consecutive games this season, will have to turn it on after their bye this week and go 6-3 down the stretch.

McKenzie said there had been interest in the 24-year-old Cooper from multiple teams this season, but he was holding out for an offer of a first-round pick, which the Cowboys delivered.

The Cowboys entered the season hoping a committee of receivers could make up the production lost when Dez Bryant was released in the offseason.


The deal makes sense for the Raiders, as they now sit at 1-5 on the season and Cooper has been mediocre at best. A two-time Pro Bowler, Cooper became just the third player in National Football League history to record 1,000 receiving yards and 70 receptions in each of his first two seasons (2015-16). But it is another example of the Raiders (1-5) looking to the future.

He has just 70 catches for 960 yards since the start of 2016 as his inconsistency has become a bigger problem. Galloway, drafted eighth overall by the Seahawks in 1995, didn't have a 1,000-yard season in four years with the Cowboys. Oakland will now have three first-round picks in 2019 after also getting the Chicago Bears' selection in last month's Khalil Mack trade. The previous two deals, for the Seahawks' Joey Galloway and the Lions' Roy Williams, are two of the worst in franchise history.

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