The Cowboys Massively Overpaid for Amari Cooper

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The Raiders and Cowboys have agreed on a trade that will send Amari Cooper to the Cowboys for a first-round pick, ESPN.com reports. The Raiders now have three picks in the first round, a setup that has been very successful for teams in recent seasons.

To look at this another way, Cooper has totaled 960 yards and eight touchdowns over his last 20 games, spanning this season and last.

Jon Gruden has taken ample heat for his tire-fire of a tenure thus far with the Oakland Raiders, but on Monday, he finally landed his first big win.

The Cowboys (3-4) are now tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for second place in the NFC East behind the Washington Redskins (4-2), who beat Dallas 20-17 Sunday at FedEx Field. He had no catches and was targeted just once in Oakland's loss to the Seahawks last week.

The Cowboys traded first-, third-, sixth- and seventh-round picks to the Detroit Lions in 2008 for wide receiver Roy Williams, in a move that did not work out.

It ended up being the worst trade in team history as Williams caught just 94 passes for 1,324 yards and 13 touchdowns in 40 games with the Cowboys. In six games this season, Cooper has 22 catches for 280 yards and one touchdown.

The Cowboys are not alone; the Raiders have heard inquiries on Cooper from, among others, the Washington Redskins and Indianapolis Colts, according to a league source. I get that it's been frustrating for Jerry Jones and his family to watch Dak Prescott throw to nobody, but a first round pick is way too high of a price to pay, especially considering that Cooper has not even been all that good.

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