Recently acquired Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper seems to be fitting in nicely in Dallas. And, now that Cooper has had some time to get used to his new role as the Cowboys’ No. 1 receiver, he had plenty to say about his former Oakland Raiders team.
“I just always felt like I wasn’t really being used how I felt like I would have used me if I was the coach, Cooper said, per Kimberley A. Martin of Yahoo Sports. So I looked at it from that perspective, not from the perspective that, ‘Oh, they don’t think I’m good enough’ or I’m not good enough.”
Cooper continued, discussing his unhappiness with Oakland.
“I wasn’t really happy in Oakland or anything like that. But when I sat and thought about it [Monday] night … ” Cooper said with a chuckle, as if still in disbelief all these weeks later, “I thought about the fact that they traded me away. I don’t know how to feel about it.”
On to much greener pastures, Cooper should be feeling relieved.
The No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft seems to be thriving with his new team. Cooper is coming from an excellent 180-yard, two-touchdown performance as the Cowboys prepare to host the New Orleans Saints in Thursday Night Football.
As for Gruden’s 2-9 Raiders, this is a team that looks to be in complete meltdown mode.
Cooper can surely enjoy getting the last laugh at least playing for a team that has a legitimate shot at a postseason in 2018.