Ex-Raider Amari Cooper follows Khalil Mack's lead, scores TD in Cowboys debut


Stop me if you've heard this before: a former Raiders Pro Bowler traded for a first round pick scored a touchdown in prime time in his first game with his new team. 

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper followed in Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack's footsteps, and scored a TD in his Dallas debut. Cooper caught a four-yard pass from Dak Prescott after a Tennessee Titans turnover to give the Cowboys an early ead.

It took just two catches, and 6:12, for Cooper to score as many touchdowns as he did with the Raiders this season. In their first game without Cooper, the Raiders scored three points in a blowout loss to the 49ers on Thursday. 

This is a sensation becoming all to familiar to Raiders fans. In Week 1, Mack scored as many touchdowns (one) as he did in four years with the Raiders. Mack was watching, too.

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The Raiders' three first-round picks next spring, which includes the two acquired for Mack and Cooper. Those picks slipped last week, and both could slip again if the Cowboys beat the Titans, after the Bears already won on Sunday.

It's going to be a long wait until April. 

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