When the Dallas Cowboys sent a first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for struggling wide receiver Amari Cooper, it turned more than few heads. After all, the 24-year-old wideout had been the definition of hit-or-miss over the past two seasons.
For the Cowboys, the need at receiver trumped any concern about Cooper’s play, though. Was the former No. 4 overall pick worth trading a first-rounder still? That remains to be seen, but on Friday, owner Jerry Jones addressed the deal and revealed some interesting information.
As Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News revealed, Jones stated the team was going to select a wide receiver in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, which is why they were fine doing this.
Source: Heavy Sports