Amari Cooper wouldn’t push for new contract if traded to Cowboys

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The Cowboys are indeed making calls regarding a potential trade for Raiders receiver Amari Cooper. And the Raiders indeed still want a first-round pick for Cooper.

Per a league source, the Cowboys wouldn’t inherit (if a deal gets done) a player who would be clamoring instantly or immediately for a new contract.

Cooper is on the books for $700,000 in 2018, the fourth year of his rookie deal. The Raiders previously exercised Cooper’s fifth-year option, which gives him an injury-guaranteed salary of $13.924 million for 2019. That cash and cap figure would likely be incentive enough to get something done with Cooper in the offseason, especially since the Cowboys seem to always be bumping up against the salary cap.

A deal probably won’t happen if the price remains a first-round pick. It’s believed that a second-round pick could possibly get it done.

19 responses to “Amari Cooper wouldn’t push for new contract if traded to Cowboys

  1. It is no from this Cowboy. He is hit or miss..not worth a first or second..I am a fan but the Boys ain’t Super Bowl Bound either this year with or without him. Cooper has never lived up to his raw talent..and all reports say not the best work ethic.

  2. Not sure how Another New receiver would help right now? Would take at least four or more games to create chemistry.
    Dont get me wrong We Need Wr Help. But still a 2nd round pick? Please no… Then again WIl McClay is the one guy who will know for SURE what he is worth. I trust him. Still dont know why the Skins wouldnt be the partner here with the brothers connection and all, you would think that Jon wouldnt want to give his brothers rivals a weapon….. hence is he really a weapon?

  3. Cooper is like Carr in that he can play well under a well-run offensive system like the Raiders had with Musgrave (Cooper performed very well in his first 2 years). When the offensive schemes suck then neither player is naturally skilled or dominant enough to overcome that.

    My take about Cooper being traded? It doesn’t really much matter at this point because Gruden has ALREADY wrecked the Raiders roster to such an extent that it’ll take several years (after Gruden is finally gone) to get the team to a respectable level.

  4. They just cut one dropper (Dez), why sign another one? Dak needs receivers that can catch even if they are ten yard checkdowns!

  5. Third in receiving on the Raiders, has a career drop problem; they are nuts if they think they are getting a 1st. I’d do a 3rd if I were the Cowboys but that is it.

  6. araidersfan says:
    October 21, 2018 at 3:29 pm
    Cooper is like Carr in that he can play well under a well-run offensive system like the Raiders had with Musgrave (Cooper performed very well in his first 2 years). When the offensive schemes suck then neither player is naturally skilled or dominant enough to overcome that.

    My take about Cooper being traded? It doesn’t really much matter at this point because Gruden has ALREADY wrecked the Raiders roster to such an extent that it’ll take several years (after Gruden is finally gone) to get the team to a respectable level.

    You’ve been spewing this nonsense for days now. “System” receiver? Does the system cause him to disappear for weeks at a time and then reappear only to bounce balls off his hands?

    Does the system cause DC to throw ints in the red zone at a frantic pace?

    The hardest thing about being a raider fan is the delusions of my cohorts. This roster has been terrible virtually from top to bottom with very few exceptions. 2016 was a fluke. They could have, as easily been 4-12.

    The reality is that this roster needs an overhaul. The biggest question is whether it will include the QB.

  7. Everyone holds 1st round picks as sacred untradeable treasures, but no one bothers to consider the return an average 1st round pick gets you. There is absolutely no guarantee that your 1st rounder will net you anything close to a productive or consistent talent at any position-if you have any doubts, look at the Ravens, Bears, Vikings, or Dolphins. These teams all selected 1st round, surefire athletic talents in the 1st round in recent years, those being Breshad Perriman, Kevin White, Laquon Treadwell, and DeVante Parker respectively. Not to mention Kelvin Benjamin from before that, and the list goes on. And these are just guys still in the league and relatively recently drafted.

    Reliable first round receivers are hard to find, and there’s no guarantee that whomever you pick will acclimate to the NFL at all, let alone acclimate well. A young receiver with huge athletic potential and a good history without off the field concerns who fills a position of need? Yes, I would pull the trigger on that immediately. Especially considering my team is one that the players actually WANTS to play for.

  8. CharlieKelly-POTUS says:
    October 21, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    The hardest thing about being a raider fan is the delusions of my cohorts. This roster has been terrible virtually from top to bottom with very few exceptions. 2016 was a fluke. They could have, as easily been 4-12.

    The reality is that this roster needs an overhaul. The biggest question is whether it will include the QB.

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    The real delusion is the belief that Gruden – who has a documented history of wrecking the Bucs – would somehow “save” a flawed but somewhat promising Raiders team which had risen under McKenzie & Del Rio from the dregs to mid-level status.

    I’ll give Gruden this much – he destroyed the Raiders much sooner than he was able to accomplish that feat in Tampa.

  9. Destroyed a team that went 6-10 last year? Ok. They weren’t close with this roster, can’t stick with the same guys, might as well blow it up and start again.

  10. I believe 2016 was a fluke and Derek Carr. They should of gave Mack that money. Ever since the trade I rub my head in ashes.

  11. hbcraig says:
    October 21, 2018 at 6:41 pm
    Destroyed a team that went 6-10 last year? Ok. They weren’t close with this roster, can’t stick with the same guys, might as well blow it up and start again.

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    It wasn’t the roster that lead to a 6-10 record, it was the HC firing the OC, the guy who orchastraded a top 5 offense and had Carr playing at an MVP level, for a rookie who completely changed the scheme and ruined all the chemistry that offense had built over the last 2 years.

    The offense was the strength of the team, whereas the defense was the obvious weakness. So, logic dictates to fire the OC and keep the DC, right? Wrong, but that’s what JDR did, defying all logic in the process.

    Granted, the roster needed upgrades, but it did not need torn down. Replace guys with clear upgrades while keeping any rookie deal, bc it’s cheap anyway and gives you a foundation. Build through the draft, upgrade through FA where you can.

    Dumping recent draft picks does nothing but guarantees losing in the short term and ultimately means a lengthy rebuild, bc there’s no foundation. It’s just like JDR firing Musgrave. Where’s the logic?

  12. Truth be told, Gruden is tearing the roster down (save for Carr, the 1 position he knows he can’t gamble on), so he can build it back up and call it his own. Unfortunately that’s exactly what he did in TB, and failed miserably. The saddest part is that RM isn’t going to stick around where all his work is literally being tossed out the window. Then Gruden will bring back the guy he had in TB, and the exact situation will repeat itself. Gruden and his guys couldn’t evaluate talent in TB, so how would the exact same guys suddenly be great at it now? Reality check, they wouldn’t. Gruden believes that all he needed in TB was a QB, and now that he has one, he can get away with mediocre drafting and still win. Maybe he can. Pats have been doing it for a very long time and are still dominant. I guess we’ll see, though in the end he didnt need to get rid of all the young talent…he chose to, if only so he would receive more credit when they finally do start winning (btw, you can see it on Lynch’s, Nelson’s, and Melvin’s faces that they thought they would be playing for a contender, not being part of a total rebuild where they had no chance at winning. It’s sad that Gruden forced them into that situation). JDR brought all this on by firing Musgrave. Think he wants that one back?

  13. I really hope Gruden can get a real OC next year. We’ve seen Greg Olson before, and this one is worse than the last one. Maybe Jay or Hue will come over after they’re fired.

  14. Cooper is a stud WR and he’s got the same talent Jerry Rice had. Rice, if you can remember that far back, dropped way more passes than Cooper during his first three seasons, then worked hard and became great. I think Cooper will do the same. He’s easily worth a mid first round pick.

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