Amari Cooper trade grades: Worthy risk for Cowboys, no-brainer for Raiders

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On Monday, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Cooper was going to be on the move to Dallas, a team that's been sputtering on offense, in a trade.

This seems like a pretty good haul for the Raiders, who have now collected three first rounders this season via trade.

Those teams also don't play in the NFC East, which the Redskins lead with a 4-2 record.

Instead, Dallas tried to implement a receiver-by-committee approach that has resulted in the 29th ranked passing offense in the National Football League so far, averaging just 183 passing yards a game.

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Cooper was the third receiver started his career with back-to-back seasons with 1,000 yards receiving and 70 catches, following Odell Beckham Jr. and Marques Colston but has been unable to build on that success the past two years. Despite having been to the Pro Bowl twice in his first two seasons, Cooper is considered to be a very inconsistent player. 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.

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. The Eagles had apparently offered a second-round selection just last week.

We can question the direction new Raiders coach Jon Gruden is pointing the franchise, and we certainly can question how the Cooper trade was communicated to the team.

A pro scouting director gave this take on Cooper to Sports Illustrated: "Like, not love".

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