Oakland Traders: The Dynasty Ramifications of Amari Cooper in Dallas

The Cowboys have made a bold midseason move to bolster their wide receiving corps, agreeing to trade a 2019 first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for fourth-year wideout Amari Cooper.

National Football League insider Ian Rapoport was the first to say that the deal was happening.

Cooper, along with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott, now gives Dallas a formidable offensive trio all under 25 years old, but can the Cowboys truly change their passing game because of this addition. Talks of an extension likely will be pushed into the offseason, before the fifth-year option on Cooper's contract, previously exercised by the Raiders, becomes guaranteed for injury. Follow 105.3 The Fan for the latest details. ‏ Although Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are the final decision-makers on the respective teams, McKenzie said he handled the deal with Cowboys executive Stephen Jones, Jerry's son. The Rams, Vikings, Packers, Saints and Panthers don't need a boost at wide receiver to get them over the top.

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The bottom line: Even as rookie receiver Michael Gallup emerges, he, Beasely, Tavon Austin, Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson are not enough to pressure opposing defenses.

The Raiders will now have three 2019 first-round picks. The Cowboys are (heavily) banking on the idea that Cooper can do just that. Recently, we'd heard rumors that Amari Cooper, Oakland's star receiver, was on the trade block, although Gruden denied knowing anything about that.

The biggest move, and the most controversial one, from the Raiders was dealing Khalil Mack to the Bears for a pair of first round pick, which was only made worse by Mack being great, the Raiders being terrible rushing the passer, and Gruden continuously wondering why that was. It wasn't that the Raiders couldn't target Cooper almost as much as it was they decided they didn't want to target Cooper. A successful one, at that.

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