Report: Eagles offered a second-rounder for Amari Cooper

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The Cowboys not only traded for Amari Cooper, but they kept the Eagles from trading for Amari Cooper.

The Eagles offered the Raiders a second-round pick for the receiver last week, Mike Silver of NFL Media reports. The Raiders turned it down, holding out for a first-rounder, which they eventually got from Dallas.

Silver reports the Colts also had interest in trading for Cooper.

Nelson Agholor is the Eagles’ leading wideout, with 55 catches for 323 yards and a touchdown. (Tight end Zach Ertz leads the team in receiving with 78 catches for 618 yards and two touchdowns.) Alshon Jeffery has 39 receptions for 306 yards and four touchdowns in four games.

The Cowboys’ leading receiver is slot receiver Cole Beasley, who has 43 catches for 350 yards and two touchdowns. Rookie Michael Gallup ranks second among the team’s wideouts with 22 catches for 190 yards and a touchdown.

26 responses to “Report: Eagles offered a second-rounder for Amari Cooper

  1. Nelson Agholor is the Eagles’ leading wideout, with 55 catches for 323 yards and a touchdown. (Tight end Zach Ertz leads the team in receiving with 78 catches for 618 yards and two touchdowns.) Alshon Jeffery has 39 receptions for 306 yards and four touchdowns in four games.

    You gave the number of targets rather than the number of receptions. Agholor has 38 receptions, Ertz has 57 receptions, and Jeffery has 25 receptions.

  2. Can’t wait for the Eagles to refute this story. And if it turns out true, they were clearly inside Jerry’s head and driving up the price with no intention of making a deal.

    Also, calling Nelson Agholor the leading receiver is a bit disingenuous. It’s like calling Chris Hogan the Patriots leading receiver. Ertz and Jefferey are studs, and likely Pro Bowlers.

    Make no mistake, this trade was the worst trade in modern NFL history.

  3. So one team was prepared to trade a second round choice, for a guy likely to be fourth in line for receptions, while the other team traded a first round choice for a guy they need to be their go to guy, and their only guy.

    The problem is, the guy has “fourth in line talent”. Not “go to guy” talent.

  4. The Cowboys are out of their minds! The just gave away a to 15 pick. Cooper is good but he is nowhere near a 1st round draft pick good. Maybe late 2nd round and that is a risk.

  5. Either would have been a real stretch given his contract situation.

    How many teams would like a redo on a Josh Gordon trade? I know the Cowboys would. This year under 1 mil and next year with a max $3 mil restricted tender?

    Have fun paying an inferior receiver $13.9 mil next year Jones’

  6. tommymomoney says:
    October 22, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    Or maybe the Cowboys are leaking that the Eagles offered a 2nd so that everyone will get off their back for making the worst trade of the year.


    Possible, but they still overpaid. The Cowboys 2nd is going to have more value than the Eagles 2nd, so if the Eagles offer was the best out there, they could of gave up the 2

  7. A 1st round pick AND they have to pay him? All to not compete this year? This seems ridiculous. Can’t wait to see Dak still throw for under 200 a game and everyone in Dallas still call him a franchise QB

  8. If Cooper is worth a 2nd to the Eagles you’d think getting Le’veon Bell would be worth a 1st to them. Their need probably greater at running back than at receiver.

  9. Jerruh probably wishes he could play the Jags every week. They made the Cowboys WRs look like the second coming of Jerry Rice and John Taylor.

  10. This trade will work out well for both sides. Amari Cooper is still very young. I remember Jerry Rice dropping way more passes during his first 3 years than all the Raiders’ receivers combined. Cooper is about the same age Rice was when he started dominating. The Raiders have had 1 winning season in the last 16 years, so they’re going in a different direction, and need draft picks. I just think it makes sense for both teams. I know negativity is popular, so I’m sorry I can’t help you with that.

  11. kevines255
    Oct 22, 2018, 6:07 PM EDT
    When did WRs gain so much value? Is Cooks, Diggs, OBJ, or Watkins leading their team to the playoffs?

    Have you not been watching the NFL lately? It’s an all out passing attack where defenses aren’t allowed to lay a hand on receivers, or quarterbacks for that matter. The game has shifted so far in the direction of offenses that receivers are now becoming one of the most important positions on the field.

  12. I hate the boys as much as the next guy but this isn’t close to how da Raiders got hosed for Mack. Let’s put it in a distant 3rd with the Mack trade being 1st and 2nd worst trades

  13. None of this info is correct. Zach Ertz has 78 catches!?!!? That’s gottta be some sort of record. Get your facts right man that’s pathetic. IF you want to read CREDIBLE journalism from a non “professional” check out – For Eagles Nation, By Eagles Nation.

  14. Sounds like a Jerry Jones rumor to help save face from everyone ridiculing him for giving up a 1st. Definitely reasonable Eagles asked but they need a deep threat not another intermediate route runner.

  15. Amari Cooper has all the talent in the world but he lacks that killer instinct. He lets DB’s scare him out of games . One of the only players I have ever seen let someone toss him to the ground and rough him up while Cooper just lays there trying to play possum or something.

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