1. Read the latest Dallas Cowboys news ..

Cooper or Hopkins?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Verdict, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. Verdict

    Verdict Well-Known Member

    21,323 Messages
    14,892 Likes Received
    It looks like Arizona dumps salary but trading away Johnson. I would say that part of the deal was +1 for Arizona.

    Essentially they gave up a second for Hopkins once the smoke clears. We could have netted a third round comp pick for letting Amari walk.

    I think Hopkins was worth a second round pick if his contract numbers are $18-20m per year are accurate if you let Amari walk.

    Im not saying we should have been involved in that trade, but would we have been better off with giving up a 2nd for Hopkins, and letting Amari walk and getting a 3rd round comp pick in return for roughly the same money?

    StarGazer1 and Cover 2 like this.
  2. Sydla

    Sydla Well-Known Member

    41,990 Messages
    61,871 Likes Received
    Are you asking would I have traded Elliott for Hopkins?

    EMMITTnROY, Cover 2, JBond and 2 others like this.
  3. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

    15,502 Messages
    14,067 Likes Received
    I would take Hopkins over Amari, but also thinking that our second round pick should probably also be a defensive starter which we really need.

    I am fine with the way that it played out. Houston are simply idiots.
  4. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

    24,645 Messages
    11,361 Likes Received
    It's skewed because they also dumped Johnson's contract and the fact that the Texans made one of the worst trades ever.

    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe....

    54,860 Messages
    22,882 Likes Received
    We also traded a 1st for Cooper so you need to make that part of the equation as well, IMO.
    cds99 and Jarv like this.
  6. Nova

    Nova Ntegrase96

    7,312 Messages
    7,895 Likes Received
    Yeah and I think Houston thinks twice if it were somehow the Dallas Cowboys trying to deal David Johnson

    Can’t get fleeced like that by your rival
  7. Loso86

    Loso86 Well-Known Member

    764 Messages
    727 Likes Received
    And taking Johnson that was more essential for Arizona than anything so no thanks
  8. Jenky

    Jenky Well-Known Member

    5,416 Messages
    3,383 Likes Received
    So in totality, we waste a 1st & 2nd round pick + a high contract on the receiver position and net a third round pick?
    aikemirv and baltcowboy like this.
  9. QuincyCarterEra

    QuincyCarterEra Well-Known Member

    10,384 Messages
    9,740 Likes Received
    Hopkins > Amari

    But that's not what you're asking. I would have easily traded Zeke and whatever else necessary(a 2nd + whatevr) for Hopkins then also resigned Cooper for at his contract.
    Toomany10pins, JBond and calico like this.
  10. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Drunk on Dalton Juice

    20,558 Messages
    21,569 Likes Received
    We may have put a call in. Wouldnt shock me, especially considering the fact that Cooper wasnt a lock to return.

    If we did, the sticking point could have had more to do with Hopkins potential asking price in an extension than draft comp. From what Ive read he wants a new deal. If he gets it, it will reset the market. He will go higher than Jones and Thomas
  11. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

    97,363 Messages
    23,943 Likes Received
    I think Hopkins is a great WR any team would love to have a player like him. I also think Cowboys got a great WR in Cooper.
    JoeKing likes this.
  12. QuincyCarterEra

    QuincyCarterEra Well-Known Member

    10,384 Messages
    9,740 Likes Received
    This equation is very wrong
    Cover 2 and superonyx like this.
  13. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Drunk on Dalton Juice

    20,558 Messages
    21,569 Likes Received
    Zeke is untradable right now. Would be an ungodly amount of dead money. Not even worth talking about really
    JoeKing and RodeoJake like this.
  14. QuincyCarterEra

    QuincyCarterEra Well-Known Member

    10,384 Messages
    9,740 Likes Received
    If it still meant getting that steal of a deal done, then yes I'm doing it.

    After Hopkins cap, and $20M for Zeke we would be near the limit so this would be the team for this year. Next year the sky would be the limit.
  15. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

    29,215 Messages
    19,083 Likes Received
    That one isn't close actually. Hopkins is as good as it gets.
  16. Kevinicus

    Kevinicus Well-Known Member

    17,215 Messages
    10,035 Likes Received
    Arizona giving up Johnson not being a big deal to them may be true, but on the other side, for Houston, he's a player. Would they have taken just a 2nd? I don't think so.

    If the question was would Hopkins + a 3rd round compensatory pick be worth a 2nd round pick and no Cooper? Then absolutely, 100 times yes. But, I don't think that is a realistic option.
    jaythecowboy likes this.
  17. Cowboysheelsreds053

    Cowboysheelsreds053 Well-Known Member

    9,797 Messages
    6,912 Likes Received
    Why get rid of the best back in the league? You know what you do "FEED THE BEAST", that is what you do.
  18. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

    24,783 Messages
    13,965 Likes Received
    Nuke is the superior player. End thread
  19. snapper

    snapper Well-Known Member

    679 Messages
    788 Likes Received

    Hopkins has too many baby mamas.
  20. Proof

    Proof Well-Known Member

    5,906 Messages
    7,465 Likes Received
    I love nuk. I love coop. I love nuk more than coop. But coop wants to be in Dallas, has rapport with Dak, AND we don’t have to give up picks to keep him, I’m good with keeping Amari even presented the opportunity to acquire Nuk
    JoeKing and maryquality like this.

Share This Page