Cowboys Trade Rumors: Trade Amari Cooper for a High Draft Pick
There’s talk that the Cowboys might be in the market for a quarterback, given the injuries to Dak Prescott and Andy Dalton. This makes no sense to me, unless the Cowboys want to make a huge splash and bring in someone to replace Prescott long-term. I don’t see that happening, and I don’t think they should give up draft capital to improve the position for nine more games this year to try to win the NFC East with no shot at a deep playoff run.
This might seem crazy, but the Cowboys should consider unloading star receiver Amari Cooper. Their defense is a mess. Even if Dak Prescott is back next year at 100% and playing like his old self, can they really fix the defense in one offseason? They’ve got more talent at the receiver position, and Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio seems to think they might be able to get a first rounder in return for Cooper.
If that’s the case, I agree with his analysis – they should be thrilled. Cooper has 53 catches for 583 yards and two touchdowns, but if they can free up more than 10 million in cap money, add a first round pick, and still have a decent stable of young receivers looking toward the future, they should do it.
That said, Jerry Jones loves his stars on offense and I doubt he’d pull the trigger.