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March 17, 2020 09:16 AM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Nearing huge deal with Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper is nearing agreement on a five-year, $100 million contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The 25-year-old seemed poised to officially test the open market, but it appears Dallas was able to secure its top wide receiver after the tampering window opened Monday afternoon. Cooper set career highs in yardage (1,189), touchdowns (eight) and YPC (15.1) during 2019 while catching 79 of 119 targets. Quarterback Dak Prescott received the franchise tag earlier in the day, so the Cowboys are set to enter the 2020 season having secured their top two impending free agents.

March 16, 2020 11:36 AM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Preparing for free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With Dak Prescott receiving the Cowboys' franchise tag, Cooper will be able to test the free-agent market, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Cowboys will make an honest effort to re-sign their star wide receiver, but there's no question other teams will be interested. Cooper arguably profiles as the top prize on the market, at least in the non-quarterback category. The Cowboys had been hoping for the option to use both a franchise tag and a transition tag this offseason, but the recent completion of a new CBA eliminates that possibility.

March 6, 2020 09:16 AM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Reiterates desire to stay in Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper said he wants to spend the rest of his career in Dallas, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Cooper can become an unrestricted free agent in a couple weeks but has now made multiple comments about his preference to stay in Dallas. He also mentioned that he's back to full health, after dealing with foot, knee, ankle and thigh injuries at various points throughout 2019. With details of a new collective bargaining agreement still being hashed out, the Cowboys may have the option to use both the franchise and transition tags this offseason, thereby reducing the risk of losing Cooper in free agency. Dak Prescott is expected to get the franchise tag if he doesn't sign a long-term contract before the March 12 tag deadline. Cooper presumably would then get the transition tag, which doesn't involve any draft compensation but does give Dallas the option to match any offer sheet. Both tags allow for long-term contract negotiations through mid-July.

January 23, 2020 03:48 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Hopes to re-sign with Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper said he wants to stay in Dallas for a long time, Jane Slater of NFL Network reports.

The 25-year-old wideout may prefer to re-sign with the Cowboys, but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll accept a hometown discount. And while the franchise tag would normally give the team a backup plan for retaining a player of Cooper's caliber, the Cowboys will need to use the tag on Dak Prescott if they can't sign the quarterback to a long-term deal before the start of free agency. As such, there's still some chance Cooper ends up with a new team in 2020, though it isn't the most likely scenario.

January 2, 2020 10:32 AM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Puts together big contract year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper finished 2019 with 79 catches on 119 targets for 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns.

The yards and scores were both career highs, as was his 10.0 yards per target. Cooper battled nagging injuries for most of the season despite playing in all 16 games, leaving the impression that he's capable of even more production than he showed in his first full campaign with the Cowboys. The 25-year-old is an unrestricted free agent this offseason -- one of two significant names in the Dallas offense currently without a deal, along with Dak Prescott. Whether Cooper returns to the team will depend on if the Cowboys can find cap room for him after getting the quarterback situation settled, as well as whether a potential new head coach and offensive coordinator deem the wideout worth bringing back for big money.

December 22, 2019 10:28 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Does little with big volume
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper caught four of 12 targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Eagles.

Dak Prescott had little success trying to stretch the field, and as a result Cooper came away with his second straight poor performance. It's the first time this season he's failed to turn double-digit targets into at least eight catches or 85 yards, but the volume does offer hope for a rebound in Week 17's must-win game against Washington.

December 16, 2019 12:20 AM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Quiet in big win over Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper caught one of two targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 44-21 win over the Rams.

His day mirrored that of the Cowboys' entire wide-receiver group, as the team leaned heavily on a dominant running game to generate offense. Cooper, Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb combined to produce three catches for only 22 yards, and Tavon Austin surprisingly led the team's WRs thanks to one 59-yard TD catch. Cooper will look to rebound next Sunday with the NFC East title on the line in Philadelphia, facing an Eagles defense he posted a 5-106-0 line against in Week 7.

December 6, 2019 12:04 AM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Receiving score in Week 14 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper secured six of eight targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' 31-24 loss to the Bears on Thursday.

Cooper co-led the Cowboys in receptions while checking in second to Michael Gallup in receiving yardage and targets. The 25-year-old was on the receiving end of Dak Prescott's only passing touchdown of the night as well, securing a 19-yard scoring toss with 4:29 remaining that brought Dallas to within 31-21. The trip to the end zone snapped a three-game touchdown-less streak for Cooper, his longest such stretch of the campaign. He'll look to get back over the 100-yard mark for the first time since Week 10 when he sees the Rams' stingy secondary in a Week 15 matchup, a week from Sunday.

December 2, 2019 09:44 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Full practice participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee) practiced without limitations Monday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Coach Jason Garrett expressed optimism that Cooper would be ready for Thursday's matchup against the Bears, and Monday's practice report confirms that notion. Cooper appeared back to normal in the Thanksgiving Day game against the Bills before injuring his knee in the fourth quarter, but additional tests found no structural damage. The fifth-year wide receiver will look to continue his trajectory after an eight-catch, 85-yard Week 13 performance in Thursday's tilt versus the Bears' ninth-ranked pass defense (222.2 passing yards allowed per game).

November 29, 2019 06:20 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: On track to play Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Jason Garrett said Friday that he's confident Cooper (knee) will be ready to play in the Cowboys' next game Dec. 5 versus the Bears, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Though the Bears and Cowboys both played on Thanksgiving Day, the two teams will have a normal turnaround between games as they face one another on Thursday Night Football in Week 14. After being held without a catch in Week 12 in New England, Cooper bounced back nicely in a tough matchup versus the Bills on Thursday, hauling in eight of 11 targets for 85 yards in the 26-15 loss. Unfortunately, the oft-banged-up receiver came out of the contest with a left knee injury in tow. Though an MRI and X-ray cleared him of any structural damage, Cooper's practice reps may still be limited next week and at least temporarily cloud his status for the team's matchup with Chicago.

November 29, 2019 06:40 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Avoids structural damage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper didn't suffer any structural damage to his left knee in Thursday's 26-15 loss to the Bills, Todd Archer of reports.

Cooper injured his knee during the fourth quarter of the Thanksgiving Day game but was able to return to the contest. An MRI and an X-ray conducted afterwards didn't reveal any structural damage, so he should have good odds to play Week 14 in Chicago, though another Thursday game (Dec. 5) means he won't have any extra time to rest. The Cowboys will release their initial Week 14 practice report Monday.

November 28, 2019 08:52 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Leads Dallas in receiving
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper caught eight of 11 targets for 85 yards in Thursday's 26-15 loss to the Bills.

One game after being held catchless for the first time as a Cowboy, Cooper was targeted early and often by Dak Prescott and wound up leading the team in catches, targets and yards. He also seemed to avoid an injury scare in the fourth quarter after taking a big hit to his left knee, and while Cooper was forced to miss a couple plays he was able to rejoin the offense as it tried to mount a late comeback. Cooper will go for an X-ray on the knee Friday, per Jane Slater of NFL Network, to confirm no lasting damage was done.

November 24, 2019 11:52 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Held catchless by Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 13-9 loss to the Patriots.

Between a constant rainfall and tight coverage by Stephon Gilmore, Cooper wasn't able to make any kind of impact and ended up with zero catches for the first time in 22 games as a Cowboy, including the postseason. Assuming his poor performance wasn't also partially the result of the lingering knee injury he's been dealing with, Cooper should be able to rebound at least somewhat in next week's home tilt against the Bills.

November 21, 2019 06:16 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Says he's over knee issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper relayed after Thursday's practice that he's moved past the knee injury that limited him during the Cowboys' Week 11 win over the Lions, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports. "I'm good. Everything is good. I'm a lot better," Cooper said.

Cooper's positive outlook regarding his health was seemingly supported by his full participation in both of the Cowboys' first two practices of Week 12. After handling his second-lowest snap share (55 percent) of the season last week, expect Cooper to be back over the 85 percent mark during Sunday's game versus New England.

November 21, 2019 02:08 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Practices in full Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Cooper battled through the knee injury in the Week 11 win over the Lions, playing only 55 percent of the offensive snaps and finishing with just three catches for 38 yards on eight targets. While Cooper probably isn't 100 percent healthy, his ability to practice fully in the Cowboys' first session of the week suggests he's at little risk of missing Sunday's tough matchup with New England. Unless Cooper suffers an in-game setback with the knee, expect him to play at least 80 percent of the offensive snaps, which has been the norm for him this season.

November 18, 2019 05:36 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Continues battling knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper is "still fighting through" his knee injury and played only 55 percent of offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Lions, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Besides the Week 6 game against the Jets in which he played only three snaps, Sunday's snap percentage was Cooper's lowest of the season. The 25-year-old didn't have an injury designation for the game but was clearly impacted by it early in the contest, leading to the rotational workload. Cooper's status should receive additional updates once the Cowboys return to practice Wednesday, but Sunday's game against the Patriots would be a tough matchup even if fully healthy.

November 17, 2019 05:48 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Fights through injuries vs. Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee/ankle) caught three of eight targets for 38 yards during Sunday's 35-27 win over the Lions.

Although Cooper entered the game without an injury designation, he came up grimacing after an early reception and appeared to be limited throughout the rest of the game. He still made some nice plays across from star cornerback Darius Slay, but he mainly served as a decoy while Randall Cobb and Michael Gallup combined for 263 receiving yards. Cooper has managed to fight tough various injuries all season, and although he continues to find his way into the lineup, his production stands to suffer if he can't move past his health concerns. Next Sunday's matchup against a tough Patriots defense will be challenging regardless of Cooper's health, but injury limitations could certainly reduce his upside even more.

November 15, 2019 06:08 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Cleared for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee/ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Detroit, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

A thigh bruise in Week 6 forced Cooper out of a loss to the Jets after just three snaps, but he's otherwise been able to play at a high level while battling a variety of physical issues. His presence at practice Thursday and Friday suggests he'll be fine to handle his usual workload come Sunday, potentially drawing a shadow matchup with Lions cornerback Darius Slay.

November 15, 2019 06:08 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Says he's fine to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee/ankle) said he will play in Sunday's game at Detroit, Todd Archer of reports.

Cooper has battled through a few different injuries this season, only once missing a significant portion of a game. A limited practice session Thursday put him on track for Sunday's matchup with the Lions, regardless of how he's listed on the final injury report Friday.

November 14, 2019 05:04 PM
Cowboys' Amari Cooper: Practices in limited fashion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cooper (knee/ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Per Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News, Cooper was seen working out on the side at the beginning of Thursday's session, but the receiver apparently fit in enough work behind the scenes to get an upgrade on the practice report after he was listed as a non-participant Wednesday. Gehlken posits that Cooper may be limited again Friday while managing the pair of injuries, but neither issue is expected to prevent him from playing Sunday versus the Lions.

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