Raiders players reportedly questioning Jon Gruden's 'accountability'

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The latest victim of Jon Gruden's spontaneous Raiders fire sale, Cooper landed in Dallas Monday in exchange for a 2019 first-rounder, which are becoming more common in Oakland than Warriors sweatshirts and millennial-owned taco joints.

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The Raiders, who received a first-round draft pick from the Cowboys, dealt away Cooper less than two months after trading star pass-rusher Khalil Mack to the Bears in a deal that sent two first-round picks back to Oakland.

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Another player described the Mack deal as a "stiff jab" but the Cooper trade as a "knockout punch" because players were blindsided by it coming out of the bye.

"I don't see us making any more trades", Gruden said, via the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "We are just waiting to see if we will be here next week". "Derek is always going to come in here and tell us when he needs to play better, that's something that he does on a daily basis". " Smith said. "You never ever want to trade elite, homegrown talent". While seasoned National Football League veterans know enough to never be surprised by a roster move, some Raiders players told Vic Tafur of The Athletic that the way Gruden handled the trades has them questioning the coach's "accountability". But Coach Gruden is thinking long term. Smith said that approach could be a "learning opportunity" for the team. And having five first-rounders in the next two years is pretty good.

Gruden said publicly that he was not entertaining trade offers for Cooper, and he was apparently telling the team the same in private. "Our job is to play football".

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