As we near the midway point of the NFL season, the league’s playoff picture is log-jammed, especially in the NFC. Projected contenders like the Rams, Bears, and Eagles would all be done if the season ended today. Who saw that coming?
Meanwhile, the Cowboys, at 4-3, would just squeak in. And if America’s Team ultimately does qualify for the postseason—given Dallas’s schedule, that’s a big if—you can bet Amari Cooper will have played a big role.
With 38 catches for 621 yards and five touchdowns, Cooper has been one of the league’s top receivers. In fact, the former Alabama star has been Dak Prescott's go-to target ever since joining the Cowboys last season. The two have paired naturally, “like ketchup on a burger.”
Cooper’s acquisition in 2018 proved to be huge; the Cowboys turned their season around after adding him, going 7-2 to earn a playoff berth. His crucial role in the postseason charge both last season and this season got us thinking: What are the biggest in-season trades in NFL history?
Ahead of next Tuesday’s trade deadline (4 p.m. ET), as teams scramble to fortify their rosters with moves involving guys like Emmanuel Sanders and Jalen Ramsey, we break down 10 of ’em.