Report: The Cowboys Will Trade Amari Cooper To The Browns

Earlier this month, it was reported that the Dallas Cowboys were considering releasing standout receiver Amari Cooper, who had $20 million coming his way on March 20. It tuns out they won’t need to do that, because according to multiple reports, the Cowboys have found a team that is willing to take on Cooper in a trade.

According to multiple media reports, the Cleveland Browns — which have had quite the hole at wide receive, especially since the team moved on since Odell Beckham — have worked out a deal to bring Cooper to northeast Ohio.

Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network added the cost that the Browns will pay to acquire Cooper.

Cleveland will also, per Rapoport, take on Cooper’s entire contract.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Cooper started his career with the Oakland Raiders before getting traded to the Cowboys in 2018. He was quite productive for Dallas, but between his gigantic salary — he signed a $100 million extension with the team in 2020 — and the emergence of players like CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, his production slipped last year, catching 68 balls for 865 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns.

Now, Cooper will head to Cleveland, which appears slated to keep Baker Mayfield around as their starting quarterback during the final year of his rookie contract.