Browns QB Jacoby Brissett happy with Cowboys for terrible trade

Browns, Amari Cooper. Mandatory Credit: David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports
Browns, Amari Cooper. Mandatory Credit: David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Cowboys made a terrible trade with the Cleveland Browns this offseason and Jacoby Brissett is very happy with the results

Amari Cooper was sent to the Cleveland Browns for a mere fifth-round pick. The Dallas Cowboys decided, for some reason, they couldn’t keep him any longer and that led to one of the more lopsided trades in recent years.

Through three games, Cooper has already made his mark on the Browns with 202 yards and two touchdowns over the past two games. His numbers could have been greater this season had he and Jacoby Brissett been on the same page in Week 1, because he was wide open that whole game as well.

Following his latest showing, which was during their Thursday Night Football victory, Brissett was asked about his new teammate. Like the rest of us, he seemed confused about why Dallas traded him but is very grateful they made such an ill-advised move.

"“I’m glad they did it,” Brissett said via Coral Smith of “I mean he’s been unbelievable, he’s one of the smartest, hardest-working players I’ve ever worked with, comes out here every week, every day working hard, putting in the work and it’s just a pleasure to play with him. I know that he wants to just continue to keep this going.”"

Brissett isn’t the only player who is benefiting from the Cowboys’ poor decision. Tight end David Njoku went off on Thursday by making some impressive catches over the seam, hauling in a career-high eight receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown. Safeties have not only left Njoku alone but they can’t focus solely on the rushing attack, which has helped in that area as well.

Cooper making Browns history

Head coach Kevin Stefanski also had great praise for the Browns wideout. He stated that he’s running out of ways to tell everyone just how good Cooper is. But one way to truly know is by the insane stat that Cooper is the first wideout in nine years to record back-to-back 100-yard games for Cleveland.

That means he’s already proving to be what they hoped they were getting in Odell Beckham, Jr. who cost a first-round pick, a third-round pick, as well as safety Jabrill Peppers. And as anyone who paid attention to his career can tell you, he’s also incredibly quiet and brings no drama to the table.

Cleveland might not have the deepest receiving corps but his presence alone has made a huge difference and rounded out what’s become an impressive offense.