David Akers is probably still telling people all about how he helped the Philadelphia Eagles take Dallas Goedert away from the Cowboys during the draft a few months back (a fable and not the truth), but he might have to tell a different story now regarding Amari Cooper.
The Dallas Cowboys got a new number one receiver on Monday when they traded their 2019 first-round pick for the former Oakland Raider. Cowboys fans are definitely interested in what Amari can bring, but they’re obviously troubled by the team paying such a high price.
It wasn’t only the Cowboys that were prepared to pay something sizable for Cooper though, at least according to NFL Media’s Mike Silver. The Philadelphia Eagles offered a second-round pick and were outbid by their division rivals.
I’m told the Eagles offered a second-round pick to the Raiders for Amari Cooper last week. Raiders held out for a 1. Got it today from Philly’s NFC East rival. Colts also had interest. @AroundTheNFL @nflnetwork— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) October 22, 2018
It would have been interesting to see Cooper work with Carson Wentz and Alshon Jeffery inside of Doug Pederson’s offense, but the Cowboys were willing to pay more so they got their guy. If Cooper works out in Dallas this story will be one we re-tell for years to come.
How do you feel knowing that Philly was also highly interested in Cooper?