The Cowboys shockingly made a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper over a week before the NFL trade deadline. In the end, Dallas offered Oakland a deal they couldn't refuse...in large part because no other team was willing to pay the absurd price of a first-round pick.
But, Jerry Jones is desperate. As is so often the case when Dallas makes an apparent mistake, twitter reacted in kind.
If Amari Cooper is worth a first-round selection, then Patrick Peterson should require a draft equivalent of Powerball to acquire.— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) October 22, 2018
The market has been set, but keep your damn hands off my money.
Jon Gruden finally has three first round picks to trade for an elite pass rusher.— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) October 22, 2018
If only that Khalil Mack guy was on the trading block.
Only Jerry Jones could make Jon Gruden win a trade— James Seltzer (@JamesSeltzer) October 22, 2018
What year is this again? 2003?
Jon Gruden has way too many first round picks. This smells trouble— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) October 22, 2018
When Jon Gruden runs your football operations, you need three chances at hitting paydirt.
Jon Gruden after he hangs up the phone with Jerry Jones: pic.twitter.com/wuEyuqbXUZ— David Matos (@DaviidMatos) October 22, 2018
This was an incredibly easy phone call for Gruden and co. What was there to even discuss?
A first-rounder for Amari Cooper.— Adam Rank (@adamrank) October 22, 2018
The Cowboys are your friend who pays $179 for a T-shirt that they could have bought at Target for $12.
Oh, we all have that friend. Just shop at Kohl's, fam.
Cowboys fans finding out about the Amari Cooper trade pic.twitter.com/tJd9Ab6Gbb— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) October 22, 2018
Oh how the mighty have fallen.
Don't worry, Gruden, maybe they'll throw in a Toyota Camry.
Valid argument. Shoutout to Jerry for getting out ahead of his own blunders.
Jon Gruden, when he sees someone on the Raiders with actual talent pic.twitter.com/JIg8mof6pP— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) October 22, 2018
Talent is replaceable, right?