In the wake of the blockbuster trade between the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys that sent WR Amari Cooper to America's Team, new details have emerged.
The Cowboys are sending a first-round draft pick to Oakland in exchange for the former star Alabama wide receiver, who was taken with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
It's a hefty price and, according to NFL insider Charles Robinson, the Dallas Cowboys basically bid against themselves in their efforts to acquire Cooper.
The Raiders were reportedly seeking a first round pick for Cooper, but were highly unlikely to get that price tag met by any other NFL team.
A star WR at Alabama in college, Cooper was drafted fourth overall by the Raiders in 2015. He went on to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons, catching 155 passes for 2,223 yards and 11 TDs in that span.
He had a bit of a down year in 2017, but still recorded a career-high seven TDs that year.
Cooper has 22 receptions for 280 yards and a TD this season.
With the trade, the Raiders will now have three first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. They acquired a first-round pick from the Chicago Bears earlier this year in exchange for star pass rusher Khalil Mack.