When the Raiders traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Cowboys for a first-round pick in October, it was looked at as a win for Oakland.
In his fourth season with the Raiders, Cooper wasn't performing well. In six games, he caught just 22 passes for 280 yards and one touchdown.
So landing a first-round pick for Cooper was seen as a boon.
But Cooper turned things around in Dallas, catching 53 passes for 725 yards and six touchdowns.
And the Cowboys started winning games, posting a 7-2 record after the Cooper trade. That caused the pick they sent to the Raiders to plummet in the draft order.
When it was all said and done, the draft pick landed at No. 27, and as you might imagine, the Cowboys are pretty excited about how the trade turned out.
Cowboys Stephen Jones in a draft season without a first-round pick: “When the Raiders pick with our pick, we’ll be watching Amari [Cooper] highlight tape.”— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) February 26, 2019
Now, new GM Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden can have the last word by nailing the No. 27 pick. But we're a few years from knowing the final outcome.