Cowboys Get Cooper
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Cowboys Get Cooper

Are the Dallas Cowboys making a push for the playoffs? Well, each team should be doing that all year, but the Cowboys emphasized their push by trading for wide receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders on Monday. In return, the Raiders will receive a 2019 first round draft pick from the Cowboys.

Is this move worth it? Well, the Cowboys sit at 3-4, and in a division where the Redskins lead with a record of 4-2, there is a chance the Cowboys could still win the division.

Plus, when looking at the impact the Cowboys have had in the passing game this year, it was kind of a necessity. The wide receivers of the Cowboys have six touchdowns, ranking tied for 22nd in the league. The wide receiving core is averaging 135.6 yards per game, ranking 26th in the league. Also, the wide receivers only have 11 receptions on average per game, ranking 25th in the league.

Yes, the Cowboys needed help at the wide receiver position.