The Dallas Cowboys will be on a bye during Week Seven which gives them a prime opportunity to make front office some moves.
The Dallas Cowboys are apparently doing a lot of research on Amari Cooper and what exactly it would take to put a star on the side of his helmet. The team has been in desperate need of a regular playmaker at the wide receiver position and Copper could be just the player they are looking for.
So the question remains, should the Dallas Cowboys trade for Amari Cooper?
It is a complicated situation as Cooper himself is not 100 percent. He suffered a concussion in Week Six along with a few other nagging injuries. So it is not 100 percent certain that he could play immediately if needed.
Another thing holding up a potential trade is basically the Oakland Raiders asking price. Jon Gruden must be crazy to believe that any team would hand them a first round pick for Cooper because A) he is injured, B) the league knows that Cooper is on the trading block, C) he will be a free agent in 2019.
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The former first-round pick has lacked a ton of consistency since entering the league and is an iffy acquisition at this moment in time. He can be a game-breaking receiver at times however he does drop a lot of passes and struggles really to make a continuous impact on offense.
What makes matters worse, Cooper does not seem attached to the idea of signing a long-term extension with any team he is traded to. He would rather head to free agency and attempt to cash in.
It is odd that Cooper does not seem excited at the idea of being traded considering that Gruden has seen him as an unnecessary piece of this offense. The Raiders new head coach seemingly wants to blow up the current roster and build one in his own image, so Cooper should be doing anything and everything he can to punch his ticket out of Oakland.
The Dallas Cowboys need a true number one wide receiver and there is an outside chance that is Cooper. He was immensely talented in college and really can make some plays down the field. One could argue that his inconsistent play is a result of the Raiders anemic offense and Derek Carr’s inability to get the ball to his receivers.
Cooper is seemingly the main player the Dallas Cowboys are focused on heading into the trade deadline. While his asking price is fairly high, his stock is at an all-time low. It would be tough to imagine that the Washington Redskins or any other team for that matter pays top dollar for Cooper, knowing he may not end up on the roster for a sizable chunk of time.
If the Dallas Cowboys are going to make a move, their bye week would make a lot of sense.
- Published on 10/22/2018 at 13:00 PM
- Last updated at 10/22/2018 at 19:38 PM