Cooper (ribs) doesn't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Eagles, Armando Salguero of Outkick reports. Cooper was banged up late in last week's win over the Chargers, but he was able to log full practices Friday and Saturday following a limited session Thursday to put any doubts about his Week 3 status to bed. He'll look for a performance closer to his dominant Week 1 showing (13 catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns) than his quiet Week 2 (three catches for 24 yards).
Cooper (ribs) practiced in full Friday, Armando Salguero of OutKick reports. Previously, Cooper was believed to be dealing with bruised ribs, but the wide receiver revealed Friday that he sustained cracked ribs Week 1, per Jon Machota of The Athletic. "It's getting better every day," Cooper said. "I'll be ready." He bumped from limited at Thursday's session to uninhibited Friday, so he's indeed getting healthier by the day. Assuming no setbacks this weekend, Cooper should be good to go Monday against the Eagles.
Cooper said Thursday his bruised ribs are improving, DallasCowboys.com reports. "I'm getting better every day. I think I'll be good to go for Monday night," he said after practice on 105.3 The Fan. The receiver was only a limited participant in practice, but it's still an encouraging sign for his availability in Week 3 against the Eagles after he took a shot to the ribs late in last week's win over the Chargers. If Cooper is able to suit up, he'll be facing a Philly secondary that's held both the Falcons and 49ers below 200 passing yards in its first two contests.
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Cooper (rib) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Cooper checked out of the Cowboys' Week 2 win over the Chargers for two plays while tending to a bruised rib, finishing the day with an underwhelming 3-24-0 line on five targets. He'll benefit from a longer turnaround for the Week 3 contest with Dallas hosting the Eagles on "Monday Night Football," and the fact that Cooper will be on the field in some capacity for the Cowboys' first official practice of the week bodes well for his chances of starting and taking on a normal workload in the divisional matchup. Cooper would ideally turn in a full practice Friday or Saturday and enter the Week 3 matchup minus an injury designation.
Cowboys president Jerry Jones expressed uncertainty about Cooper's (rib) availability for Monday's game against the Eagles, but he's "hopeful" the star wideout will be ready to play in the Week 3 matchup, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. "I don't know today. I'm hopeful those ribs can get comfortable enough for him to play by the weekend, but I don't know," Jones said Tuesday during his radio appearance on 105.3 The Fan Dallas. Cooper came away from this past weekend's 20-17 win over the Chargers with a bruised rib, though the injury didn't prevent him from playing all but two of the Cowboys' 60 offensive snaps. According to Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News, head coach Mike McCarthy said Cooper's injury originated from the Cowboys' season-opening loss to the Buccaneers, so the wideout's status for Week 3 may ultimately come down to a matter of pain tolerance. Even if Cooper suits up for the Cowboys' first divisional game, he'll likely have his practice reps managed to some extent Thursday through Saturday.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/10||New York Giants||16||23.00|
|6||10/17||@New England Patriots||5||17.00|
|11||11/21||@Kansas City Chiefs||24||26.67|
|12||11/25||Las Vegas Raiders||10||20.67|
|13||12/02||@New Orleans Saints||15||23.00|
|14||12/12||@Washington Football Team||30||32.00|
|15||12/19||@New York Giants||16||23.00|
|16||12/26||Washington Football Team||30||32.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||119||82||1103||7||54||13.45||151|