Khalil Mack is a Defensive Player of the Year candidate for the playoff-bound Chicago Bears. Amari Cooper has completely revitalized the Dallas Cowboys, surging America's team to the brink of the NFC East crown.
Raiders owner Mark Davis was specifically asked Wednesday at the NFL's Winter League Meeting about the mid-season trade of Cooper to Dallas for a first-round pick.
Cooper has helped completely change the season around for Dallas. In the receiver's six games in Oakland this year, he generated 22 catches for 280 yards and one touchdown. In his six games in Dallas thus far, Cooper has 40 catches for 642 yards and six touchdowns. Since joining the Cowboys, Cooper leads the league in yards and is tied for the most touchdowns in that span.
"Because he was a great, great player," Davis said. "We always had the fastest guy on the field no matter what. I think [my dad] would have loved Amari, but it just didn't work out in our system."
The best teams make the system fit the great players.