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Amari Cooper Has Promising Update On Future With Cowboys

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 23: Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The 2019 NFL Draft begins on Thursday night. The Dallas Cowboys are without a pick in the first round of this year's draft.

The Cowboys are without a pick because of Amari Cooper. Dallas sent its 2019 first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders in return for the wideout.

Jerry Jones' franchise was criticized at the time of the trade - many felt the cost was too high - but it's been a win of a move for Dallas.

Cooper, 24, had several huge games for the Cowboys, including a 106-yard game against Seattle in an NFC Wild Card win. The former Alabama star also had a 209-yard performance against Philadelphia and an 180-yard game against Washington.

The former first-round pick plans on being with the Cowboys for a while longer, too. He's entering the final year of his contract, though he admitted on Saturday that contract extension talks are going well.

"It's kind of weird situation, just being that I've never been in this situation before, talking about a contract," Cooper said Saturday on 105.3 The Fan's Mudbug Bash in Arlington, per Dallas News. "But also, I'm under a fifth-year option, so I'm not too familiar with it. I really don't ask my agent many questions. I'm not really worried about it that much.

Cooper is one of several young Cowboys stars looking to get extended. Dallas is also expected to work out deals with Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott.

"My agent has probably talked to me three or four times about where we are in the process," Cooper added. "I really don't think about it much. I feel like we have time. ... I feel like they're active about it and they want to get it done."

Cooper is set to make $13.9 million for the 2019 season.

The former Alabama star had 75 catches for 1,005 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2018.