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Raiders fan confidence actually went up in wake of Amari Cooper trade to Dallas

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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 19: Amari Cooper #89 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 19, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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They say from the bottom the only way you can go is up. The bottom was right about where the Raiders sat after their loss in Seattle two Sundays ago. At that point fan confidence in the direction of the team was at a paltry 9% according to our FanPulse survey.

A week later, with the Raiders not having played a game, the confidence of the fans actually went up a whole five points. It now sits at 14%.

Despite no actual game being played, the team wasn’t quiet. There was big news on Monday. The Raiders had traded number one receiver, Amari Cooper to the Cowboys.

On the surface that would seem not to be a popular move. It’s another big sign the team is giving up on this season at 1-5. But the fact that they got a first round pick in the deal, and one that could possibly end up a mid-round one, seems to have made a few Raiders fans’ outlooks a bit brighter as to the future prospects of the team.

Even if that future is next season and beyond.