Amari Cooper has been one of the most-dependable wide receivers in the league since he entered the NFL in 2015.
The Pro Bowl wide receiver has missed just three games in seven seasons. Cooper attributes his toughness to his college coach, Nick Saban.
Cooper reveled this week that he learned to play through pain while at Alabama.
“Saban, he put another guy in front of me cause I kind of kept taking myself out the game and it just messed up the continuity of everything so now I just I'd rather play hurt than to be switching with a guy in there," Cooper admitted.
Hey, at least he's being honest.
There's a difference between playing hurt and playing injured, too. Many NFL players do the former, while the latter is not smart.
Cowboys fans appreciate the honesty.
"That’s the sign of a pro. Know your role, do your job! Amari really really starting to grow on me," one fan tweeted.
"PRO," another fan added.
"I knew Saban had something to do with it!" another fan added.
Cooper and the Cowboys are scheduled to take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.