I don’t understand the criticisms regarding giving up a 1st round pick for Amari Cooper. He has already done enough to show his potential. A rookie taken with that pick may or may not be able to say the same in 2019. I’m guessing J.J. led the charge to do the deal and I think he should be commended for it.
I suppose the real question is, will the addition help the team? I say it depends. In order for any WR to have a significantly positive impact in a competitive NFL game, a number of things must happen.
1 OC calls plays that leverage his offensive strengths and exploit opposing defensive weaknesses
2 O-Line holds up long enough for WRs to get open and advance deep enough to move the chains
3 WRs beat coverage
4 QB reads the situation, selects the correct option, then delivers the ball on time and on target
5 HC instills enough discipline to eliminate drive-killing penalties
6 HC makes proper decisions regarding when to play aggressively vs. conservatively
7 HC and OC don’t take their foot off the gas until the game is over. Period. No matter what.
8 HC manages clock and timeouts effectively (especially late in 2nd and 4th qtr)
9 Offense stays healthy and on the field
10 Refs make fair calls
Failure on any of these points can derail a game. Many of them have for the Cowboys for longer than some want to admit.
Amari Cooper controls just one of these essential facets. His presence bears fruit if those responsible for the other nine points do their job as well.
My guess is, Amari will do his.