Jerry Jones

The Dallas Cowboys traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a fifth-round pick this offseason, and it’s starting to look like the Browns got the better end of that trade.

Last night in a win against their hated AFC North rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cooper registered seven receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. The previous week against the New York Jets, Cooper posted nine receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. On the season, Cooper has amassed 19 receptions for 219 yards and two touchdowns.

Any team in the league would trade a fifth-round pick for that kind of production. Including the Cowboys.

After the Browns’ victory, the NFL world mercilessly mocked Jerry Jones and the Cowboys for getting hustled by the Browns of all franchises.

“The Cleveland Browns sent a fifth round pick for Amari Cooper,” Kate Magdziuk wrote while attaching a GIF of a dumb-founded Donald Trump.

I’m not gonna lie. It was weird for the Cowboys to trade 28-year-old Amari Cooper for a fifth-round pick because he was making $20M a year when 11 wide receivers then went on to sign contracts worth at least $20M per year this offseason,” tweeted Doug Kyed.

“Amari Cooper has seven receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown. The Browns got him for a fifth-round draft pick in case anyone has forgotten,” tweeted Charean Williams.

Browns QB Jacoby Brissett on the Cowboys trading Amari Cooper: ‘I’m glad they did it. He’s been unbelievable, he’s one of the smartest, hardest-working players I’ve ever worked with,'” wrote Jon Machota.

“Not a great night for anyone in favour of giving up Amari Cooper for a 5th round pick. We’ve seen what the 49ers overcame to bring Jimmy G back this season, as an example. But the Dallas front office decided whatever it was, the Cowboys couldn’t get past it with Amari,” tweeted Laurie Horesh.

The NFL season is long and grueling, but early returns on the trade for the Cowboys aren’t looking great.


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D.J. Byrnes is a terminally online sports journalist living in Columbus, Ohio. He enjoys bicycling, reading and writing in his spare time.