Amari Cooper’s looking good in white and blue.
The latest victim of Jon Gruden’s spontaneous Raiders fire sale, Cooper landed in Dallas Monday in exchange for a 2019 first-rounder, which are becoming more common in Oakland than Warriors sweatshirts and millennial-owned taco joints.
Cowboys traded a first-round pick to Raiders for WR Amari Cooper, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 22, 2018
Wednesday, he made his Cowboys debut in practice, sporting a new number: 19.
Amari Cooper at today’s Cowboys practice pic.twitter.com/VpYEOfPp6u
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 24, 2018
Cooper’s old number, 89, is currently warn in Dallas by Cowboys legend, Blake Jarwin.
Cooper becomes the latest in a long line of Cowboys receivers to sport No. 19. Lance Rentzel wore it when he led the NFL in touchdowns for the Cowboys in 1969, until he ceded it to Lance Alworth during the Hall of Famer’s two-year stint in Dallas.
Recent wearers have included Keyshawn Johnson during the 2004-05 seasons, and most recently, favorite Tony Romo target Miles Austin wore it between 2007 and 2013.
If Cooper has the same level of success with the Cowboys that those previous guys did, Cowboys fans will be singing Jerry Jones’ praises for years to come.