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History Working Against Amari Cooper Trade Working Out For Dallas

When it comes to trading for wide receivers, the don't exactly have the best track record. That is why I wasn't all that happy to hear the Cowboy sent their 2019 first-round draft pick to the in exchange for , especially knowing how a couple of trades just like this have worked out in the past.

Giving up a first-round draft pick is a tough pill to swallow, especially after we saw the acquire for just a fifth rounder. Talk about a slap in the face. I personally believe Gordon is a better WR than Cooper, but that's a discussion for another time. What I want to talk about today is hopefully not repeating itself for the Cowboys.

Unfortunately, the Amari Cooper looks a lot like a couple of trades the Dallas Cowboys have made in the past. Yes, I'm talking about the acquisitions of and Joey Galloway, arguably the worst two trades in .

Roy Williams
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams

You may have forgotten, but the Dallas Cowboys sent to first-round draft picks to the in a trade to acquire Joey Galloway back in 2000. He spent three whole seasons and part of a fourth in Dallas and never really lived up to the expectations he brought with him from the Seahawks. His most productive season with the Cowboys was in 2002 where he caught 61 passes for 908 yards and six touchdowns, hardly worth two draft picks.

The Dallas Cowboys didn't learn their lesson from the Joey Galloway trade and decided to throw caution to the wind once again when they acquired Roy Williams in 2008 from the . Williams only spent three seasons in Dallas and like Galloway, didn't live up to the 1st, 3rd, and 6th round draft picks traded away to acquire him.

I really don't know how all of you feel about history repeating itself, but the Amari Cooper trade just has way too many similarities to the acquisitions of Roy Williams and Joey Galloway for me to have too much hope of it being successful. I guess we could take a little solace in the fact the Cowboys just gave up one draft pick if that helps any.

Amari Cooper has about a year and a half with the Dallas Cowboys to prove the organization doesn't have some kind of curse when it comes to trading for wide receivers. He becomes a in 2020 unless an extension is worked out before hand. It's not a lot of time to prove oneself, especially since he's joining a new team with a new QB, but that's the situation he finds himself in now.

History repeating itself with the Cowboys acquisition of Amari Cooper?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
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You make a good point, but it’s still just speculation. He could be good, he could be a bust. No one knows.


History.means nothing in this case. I would have rather them given a 2nd, but if it works out it is a great deal. If it doesn’t, at least they tried. The idea of receiver by committee was a failure. We needed a Good one and we got the only one available today. I can live with that.

Chuck Wright

No way to spin that Dallas did not overpay once again. We have a player for a year and a half vs 5 years for a 1st rounder. We will pay cooper more than a 1st rounder if we take the option on him for the 5th year.

Now this works if Dallas can get the offense on track and make the playoffs this year then make a run at the Super Bowl/NFC title in 2019.

Otherwise. . . . STUPID move.


Great trade. The Cowboys needed a Number 1 receiver and they were not going to get it in the 2019 draft.


Yes Big D has stumbled in trading for Wideouts(That’s being nice)! Yes most everyone is skeptical of this trade as well being that Coop is not worth a 1st rounder and we only get 1 and 1/2 yrs of service instead of 5 for a 1st round pick! I understand all that, BUT Coop is only 24 yrs old ,Joey and Roy was 29 and 27 when they were traded and we paid alot more (picks & money) for those guys. Yes the 2019 1st rounder is tough to swallow but IMO we couldn’t have gotten a better WR in next years draft than Coop and the idea is to win now and immediate future not later! We can sign him to a 4 yr deal and not cost us 13 mil a yr that he is scheduled to make next yr! I do believe that it will help Zeke and other wideouts with Coop manning the X or Y (Prob X) and keep Bees in the slot and moving forward we have a lot of dead money falling off the books with a large amount of cap space to keep our core youth and hopefully Fredrick can make a comeback this yr and sign D-Law long term and sign Irving and hopefully sign a stud TE to help along with a certain safety next yr so that we can start becoming more balanced as a team and I was thinking of not mentioning this again but oh well, put Kris Richard in as HC and keep his duties of DC and hire a OC that will play to our teams strengths move the ball instead of playing sloppy and behind the chains all the time! FIRE GARRETT AND LINEHAN PLZ!

Thomas Macie

anyone notice these articles usually say absolutely nothing?

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