Following 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.
The Cowboys 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 drops.
The Eagles 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.
League 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.