His numbers dropped a year ago because of injuries and he was deemed expendable after six games by new Oakland head coach Jon Gruden.
Dallas is sending Oakland a 2019 first-round pick for Cooper, according to reports. It's an aggressive move by the Cowboys, who at 3-4 could have a pretty solid first round pick, but they're banking on Cooper helping to bring their passing game to life by giving Dak Prescott another top weapon on the outside.
Cooper, 6-foot-1, 211 pounds, totaled 155 catches for 2,223 yards in his first two seasons in the NFL. His production that followed in the six games following that eruption previous year amounted to a measly 18 catches for 146 yards and one touchdown. He is expected to be able to play when the Cowboys return from their bye week to face the Tennessee Titans on November 5. Although Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are the final decision-makers on the respective teams, McKenzie said he handled the deal with Cowboys executive Stephen Jones, Jerry's son. In 2017, Cooper notched 48 catches and 680 yards with seven touchdowns before watching his production slip further to start 2018, with 22 receptions and 280 yards, accompanied by a single score. It's a trade that we feel it was an opportunity that I couldn't pass on to get a first-round pick. Galloway, drafted eighth overall by the Seahawks in 1995, didn't have a 1,000-yard season in four years with the Cowboys. Dallas is an obvious fit for the 24-year-old wideout, as the team now ranks 29th in the National Football League with just 202.4 receiving yards per game and has no legitimate receiving threats to speak of after releasing Bryant and losing Jason Witten to retirement this offseason.
This will be the third time since 2000 the Cowboys have traded a top pick for a veteran receiver.
The Cowboys made the playoffs once in two-plus seasons with Williams, in 2009, when they won the franchise's first postseason game since the last of five Super Bowl victories following the 1995 season.