Photo by: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
October 23, 2018 — If you haven’t heard, the Raiders traded Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys for another first round pick.
During Cooper’s first few years with the Raiders, he had over 1,000 yards in receptions and multiple touchdowns. The connection between him and Carr was automatic. To-date Cooper has 280 receiving yards…Did the Cowboys give up too much for Cooper?
My thoughts on this trade:
First off, I hope Cooper balls out in Dallas. I like Dak Prescott, I think he’s a great QB that is missing some key players to complete his offensive line, and that’s where Cooper will come in. Prescott (1,417 passing yards), Ezekiel Elliott (983 rushing yards), and Cooper are going to be a fun trio to watch as we get further into the season. I think it was a risky and expensive trade for the Cowboys, (props to Gruden), but in the end, the vibe these three will develop over the season will be worth it. I predict Cooper will be a great asset to the overall offensive game.
If I was a player for the Raiders, I now have major trust issues with the management. It feels like my coach and my staff are primarily looking towards the future and not worrying about now. By that I mean, we are 1-5. We still have ten games left in the season. Our passing game is not the best. The O-Line can’t hold anyone back for too long, our QB is shaky in the pocket and barely scans the field. They should remember this team has to take on the field week by week and still wants to win! It would be helpful if the Raiders worked on the current team.
Not sure if anyone saw Gruden’s interview last week, but he was very convincing when he acted as if he didn’t know this trade was going down 🙄 I’m not as hurt as I was when Khalil Mack was traded, but it is still unfortunate. Guess we will have to wait and see what Gruden’s next moves are.