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Oakland Raiders trade Amari Cooper to Dallas Cowboys for first-round pick

The dismantling of the Raiders continues.

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Some in-division news came through the wire on Monday afternoon.

The Oakland Raiders will send wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys, as first reported by ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter followed up with the compensation—remarkably, a first-round pick back to the Raiders.

The Raiders now own three first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft—their own pick, the Chicago Bears’ pick (Khalil Mack) and the Dallas Cowboys’ pick (Cooper).

A first-round pick for Cooper, who has been up and down the past two seasons, seems rather high. But according to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie (also known as Kahlil’s dad) was set on his price, and he got it:

It is another chapter in the dismantling of the Raiders by Jon Gruden. It doesn’t look like they will be competitive anytime soon, but Gruden has nothing but time. There are still nine years left on his 10-year, $100 million contract.

The Chiefs travel to Oakland to play the Raiders on December 2.

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