Cowboys reached out to Nick Saban, others before making Amari Cooper trade

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    Before trading a first-round draft pick for Amari Cooper, the Dallas Cowboys conducted multiple background checks, and all reports came back consistent on the star wide receiver, sources told ESPN.

    The people who knew Cooper spoke glowingly about him, according to sources. The list of people the Cowboys questioned for information about Cooper included Nick Saban, his former head coach at Alabama; Cowboys tight ends coach Doug Nussmeier, who coached Cooper at Alabama in 2012 and 2013; former Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio; and Cowboys fullback Jamize Olawale, who played with Cooper for three seasons in Oakland.

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