Raiders acquire first-round selection, trade wide receiver Amari Cooper

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They have traded a first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for wide receiver Amari Cooper ahead of the October 30 trade deadline. ESPN's Josina Anderson was the first to report a Cooper trade was imminent.

Cooper, a former fourth overall pick of the Raiders in 2015, made the Pro Bowl in each of his first two National Football League seasons with a pair of 1,000-yard campaigns. With their season all but officially flushed down the toilet, this team does not need Cooper, who has been seriously underwhelming of late.

The trade of Cooper makes it clear the Raiders are blowing things up and restarting in year one of the new Jon Gruden era. The Cowboys are a game and a half back of Washington in the NFC East after losing in miserable fashion on Sunday in D.C., and if this trade doesn't turn things around for them offensively it could look really bad.

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The Dallas Cowboys are desperate for a No. 1 receiver no more.

Cooper has shown star flashes in his career with over 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first two seasons, but he dropped to 680 yards last season. In their place, Dallas is led by Cole Beasley (350 passing yards) and tight end Geoff Swaim (205 yards).

It's not the first time Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has made a big trade for a former top-10 pick at receiver, and the other two attempts didn't go well. He is expected to be able to play when the Cowboys return from their bye week to face the Tennessee Titans on November 5. They gave up two first-round picks for Joey Galloway in 2000 and multiple picks, including a first-rounder, for Roy Williams in 2008.

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