major trades of veteran receivers Golden Tate and Demaryius Randall Twitter was
on fire with comparisons of what the Dallas Cowboys gave up to acquire Amari
Cooper from the Oakland Raiders and what was given up to by the Philadelphia
Eagles and Houston Texans respectively.
gave up a first round draft pick to Oakland for the former first round draft pick
who has shown moments of greatness and yet has been beset by inconsistency and
gave up a third-round pick to Detroit for Golden Tate and the Texans gave up a
fourth round pick to Denver and a swap of 7th round picks for
Demaryius Randall. Both have not only been more productive this season but over
their careers as well despite Tate and Randall being veteran players.
insiders and Cowboy haters have been critical of Jerry Jones and the deal he
made to get Cooper.
It remains to be seen if Cooper can provide the
spark the Dallas offense needs to attract coverage to their passing game and
allow for more running room for Ezekiel Elliot who has been bottled up this
season by teams stacking defenders within 7 yards of the ball and not respecting
their current corps of average receivers.