A national NFL reporter insinuated on Friday that the Dallas Cowboys made a big mistake this offseason.

The Cowboys are currently dealing with a severe lack of depth at wide receiver.

Michael Gallup is out indefinitely as he recovers from a torn ACL while James Washington, who signed with Dallas earlier this offseason, is set to miss around 10 weeks with a fractured foot.

The Cowboys’ only proven wide receiver on the depth chart — that’s healthy — is CeeDee Lamb.

There’s no doubt that Lamb is a budding superstar, but the depth beyond him at wide receiver in Dallas is lacking.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has maintained that he’s not in a rush to add a wide receiver to the roster, suggesting that he’s satisfied with the team’s depth at the position.

ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, however, disagrees.

He said on Friday that Dallas could desperately use Amari Cooper right about now.

Dallas basically gave Cooper away. He was traded to the Cleveland Browns back in March for a fifth-round pick. It was a foolish trade then. It’s even more foolish now.

The only reason the Cowboys traded Cooper was to clear salary — which is just ridiculous.

Cooper is one of the best route runners in the NFL. Sure, he didn’t necessarily put up great numbers last year. But the numbers tell us that Dallas was better in 2021 when Cooper was on the field.

Quarterback Dak Prescott’s quarterback rating was 25 points higher with Cooper on the field. Even though he wasn’t putting up insane numbers, he still had a major impact on the Cowboys’ offense.

Trading Cooper made zero sense for Dallas. And now it looks even worse.

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