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Cowboys trading for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

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Kristopher Love | 23 October, 2018, 09:44

Today, the purge continued as they shipped the enigmatic and highly inconsistent Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for the Cowboys' first round pick in the 2019 Draft. Through seven games, they rank 29th in passing offense with 183.1 yards per game.

The Cowboys lost to Washington 20-17 on Sunday when Brett Maher's game-tying field goal attempt in the final seconds clanged off the upright. His production that followed in the six games following that eruption previous year amounted to a measly 18 catches for 146 yards and one touchdown.

Cooper, from the University of Alabama, was taken with the fourth overall pick in the first round in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Raiders.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed the deal, and reports Dallas will be sending a first round pick back to Oakland for Cooper.

His numbers dropped previous year because of injuries and he was deemed expendable after six games by new Oakland head coach Jon Gruden.

Last season, Cooper started in 12-of-14 contests and caught 48 passes for 680 yards (14.2 avg.), adding a career-high seven scores. He is expected to be able to play when the Cowboys return from their bye week to face the Tennessee Titans on November 5.

Based on what they gave up for Cooper in comparison to what other teams gave up for wide receivers in recent deals, the Cowboys may have overpaid.

The next player who could be on the move is 2016 first-round pick, Karl Joseph. He had no catches and was targeted just once in Oakland's loss to the Seahawks last week.