How the Cowboys trade for WR Amari Cooper affects the Eagles

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The Dallas Cowboys have been searching for a No. 1 wide receiver even before officially releasing Dez Bryant, but now they may have their man, depending on which Amari Cooper they're getting in this semi-blockbuster trade.

With the addition of Amari Cooper, the Cowboys are moving away from a committee approach at wide receiver, which could make Thompson a possibility for a team seeking receiver depth. While Cooper did not demand to be traded, Thompson was told by sources that the star receiver "set the wheels in motion" and the Raiders were essentially "obliging Cooper's overtures and got a first-round pick out of it".

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Cooper is having an underwhelming season in Oakland, with just 280 receiving yards and one touchdown on 22 catches through six games.

Cooper, the fourth overall pick in the 2015 draft, is a bona fide No. 1 receiver.

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Those teams also don't play in the NFC East, which the Redskins lead with a 4-2 record. To be honest, Cooper hasn't exactly put up the best numbers in recent seasons. Cooper has battled drops, injuries, and mental lapses over the last two years, and Oakland's regime clearly didn't see him as a fit in its future plans. One was against the the Denver Broncos ( 116 yards), and the other was against the Cleveland Browns (128 yards and one receiving touchdown).

This seems like a pretty good haul for the Raiders, who have now collected three first rounders this season via trade. At 3-4 following a loss to the Redskins, the Cowboys decided to make this move in an attempt to save their season. "So I feel like somewhat it is true [that] my time here is coming up, but I don't know".

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