Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Amari Cooper has positive news to share as he works his way back from an injury.
Cooper, who’s been dealing with a left heel muscle strain causing him to miss all of training camp, is finally practicing.
After Monday’s session, the receiver talked to the media to discuss how his first practice back went.
“I did a good amount” Cooper said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “I didn’t do everything, but I did enough. I will say, I didn’t feel any pain today. But then again, I didn’t do everything that I’ll do in a game. . . .Doing things that I haven’t done in a while as far as cutting like I did today, [how I feel] tomorrow will be telling.”
Head coach Jason Garrett informed reporters of Cooper’s return prior to Monday’s practice. The team is optimistic Cooper will play in the Cowboys’ season opener on Sunday.
Amari Cooper said he was able to do a lot in his first practice back. He thinks he’s good to play Sunday against the Giants. He played through a foot injury his rookie year that was worse. He said that one hurt when he cut, but this one doesn’t. “I didn’t feel any pain today.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 2, 2019
Dallas will most certainly like Cooper to be available given his importance to the team.
The Cowboys acquired Cooper from the Oakland Raiders in the middle of the 2018 season. He caught 53 passes for 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine games playing for Dallas.
Cooper and the Cowboys open their season on Sunday against the New York Giants.