Amari Cooper is thrilled to be with the Dallas Cowboys, who traded a first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for the wide receiver earlier this season.

Cooper said he "wasn't really happy in Oakland" and that the Cowboys are using him much more prolifically than the Raiders did.

"I looked at it totally different than most people looked at it," Cooper said. "[The Raiders] basically said, 'We could get a guy, who's going to contribute better than he will, in the first round.' And I didn't know how to feel about that.

"I just always felt like I wasn't really being used how I felt like I would have used me if I was the coach. So I looked at it from that perspective, not from the perspective that, 'Oh, they don't think I'm good enough' or I'm not good enough.

"I never had those questions in my mind. At all."

Cooper has been targeted on 24.4 percent of his routes with the Cowboys. The number was just 15.4 percent with the Raiders.