While the Cowboys currently have their hands full as they negotiate a long-term deal for Dak Prescott, the offense has to prepare for the regular season without Amari Cooper. The former No. 4 overall pick is missing time due to an injury.
Cooper was the spark that Dallas needed on offense last season in order to make the playoffs. He managed to have 53 receptions for 725 yards and six touchdowns in just nine games on the team.
Prescott quickly developed chemistry with Cooper, who could have a breakout season with another year in Dallas under his belt. Unfortunately, the three-time Pro Bowler is nursing an injury that has prevented him from practicing in recent weeks.
According to ESPN reporter Ed Werder, Cooper injured his foot 10 days ago and hasn’t practiced since.
The Cowboys believe that he’s making progress in his rehab and that it won’t be a long-term injury.
Nonetheless, the team doesn’t have a timetable for when they expect to see Cooper back on the field
#Cowboys WR Amari Cooper injured his foot 10 days ago and has missed last six practices. Team feels he is doing well and making progress.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) August 13, 2019
Cooper is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and the talented wide receiver is hoping to see a significant raise in his salary after this season.
Before the Cowboys spend big to keep Cooper in town for the foreseeable future, they’ll need him to return to full strength.
This upcoming season is going to be crucial for Cooper and his hopes of landing a massive extension in the offseason.