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By Jeremy Kahn
If you thought the Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears was big, but just wait and hold on to your hats.
The Oakland Raiders have traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys for a 2019 first-round draft pick.
With the trades of Mack and Cooper, the Raiders will now have three first-round draft picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Cooper, who was the fourth pick of the Raiders out of Alabama in the 2015 NFL Draft caught 22 passes for 280 yards and a touchdown in six games for the 1-5 Raiders this season.
The wide receiver, who was in the same draft as current Raiders quarterback Derek Carr began his career with back-to-back 1,000 yard plus seasons under former head coach Jack Del Rio and also made two Pro Bowls.
Cooper, who is just 24 years old is set to make around $13.9 million during the 2019 season, under the fifth-year option.
Presently, Cooper is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after being injured in the Raiders 27-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on October 14 at Wembley Stadium in London.