Amari Cooper RUMORS & NEWS

  • How Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's words have helped WR Amari Cooper's toe-tapping catches

    USA Today "In the moment, Amari Cooper doesn’t have much time to think. He knows he’s close to the sideline. He knows he must drag his feet in bounds before falling out. And he knows that if quarterback Dak Prescott targets him any further inside, the Cowboys duo increases their risk..." November 13

  • Cowboys' Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper blast team's lack of execution

    CBS Sports "There's a common theme developing for the Dallas Cowboys in 2019, or rather it's one already developed and is simply taking on more and more water as they grab buckets weekly to try and avoid seeing their season sink because of it. The team is now 5-4 after suffering..." November 12

  • Report: Cowboys' Amari Cooper expected to play vs. Vikings on SNF

    The Score "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper is expected to play in Sunday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings despite being listed as questionable due to knee and ankle injuries, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. An MRI on Cooper's knee..." November 10

  • Amari Cooper, Leighton Vander Esch limited in Wednesday’s practice

    Clutch Points "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper and linebacker Leighton Vander Esch were both limited in practice on Wednesday, per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. Cooper is dealing with knee and ankle issues and was seen limping on the sideline during his team’s win..." November 07

  • Amari Cooper undergoes MRI on knee, misses practice "A short week isn't getting any easier for the Dallas Cowboys. Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper underwent an MRI on his knee Wednesday, coach Jason Garrett said, and did not practice Thursday. The receiver was instead visiting with team doctors, Garrett..." November 07

  • Amari Cooper: Injury wasn’t knocking me out this time

    Dallas Morning News "Amari Cooper tried squats. He tried stretching. He jogged on the sideline, grimacing when his left foot hit the ground. He sat on the bench when athletic trainers massaged and motioned his left knee this way and that, working to ease his discomfort. Not again, the wide receiver..." November 05

  • Cowboys WR Amari Cooper wants to wait until the offseason for a new contract

    Dallas Morning News "If you’re wondering why the Cowboys haven’t finalized a deal with wide receiver Amari Cooper, it’s because he wants to wait. “I’d prefer to wait until after the season,” Cooper said Friday afternoon. Cooper added that there haven’t been any..." November 01

  • Cowboys coach says Amari Cooper is ‘not elite yet’

    Heavy "cursory glance at Amari Cooper’s NFL resume reveals over 4,500 yards, more than 300 catches, and exactly 30 touchdowns spread across six incomplete seasons. These numbers are good enough to make Cooper a three-time Pro Bowler, to draw a first-round pick via trade, and, soon, to..." October 23

  • The Raiders Haven’t ‘Lost’ the Amari Cooper Trade With Cowboys Yet

    Heavy "What a difference a year will make when talking about narratives. It was just a year ago when people were praising the Oakland Raiders for scoring a first-round pick for Amari Cooper and hailing the Dallas Cowboys as “losers.” Well, as fate would have..." October 22

  • Report: Amari Cooper ‘increasingly likely’ to leave Cowboys as contract talks stall

    Larry Brown Sports "Wide receiver Amari Cooper had looked likely to stay with the Dallas Cowboys long-term, but that is apparently becoming increasingly doubtful. Cooper, who is in the final year of his contract, is “increasingly likely” to depart the Cowboys after the season, according..." October 20

  • Amari Cooper wants to play through latest injury against Eagles

    Larry Brown Sports "Amari Cooper could desperately use an extra week of rest before the bye with all the injuries he has been battling this season, but the Dallas Cowboys star insists he does not want it. Cooper exited early in the Cowboys’ loss to the New York Jets last week with a quad injury,..." October 18

  • Amari Cooper in danger of missing Eagles game with quad injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Cowboys have been banged up on the offensive side of the ball for several weeks now, and they may be without yet another key player in their important divisional game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Amari Cooper left the Cowboys’ loss to the New York Jets..." October 15

  • Cowboys’ Amari Cooper ruled out for remainder of Jets game due to quad injury

    Clutch Points "Dak Prescott will not have his favorite target for the rest of the Dallas Cowboys’ game against the New York Jets. Wide receiver Amari Cooper has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday’s game with a quadriceps injury, according to Michael Gehlken of..." October 13

  • Cowboys' Amari Cooper questionable to return vs. Jets due to quad injury

    CBS Sports "Injuries are piling up for the Dallas Cowboys, and in a game they truly need to win. Already without starting tackles Tyron Smith and La'El Collins due to an ankle and knee injury, respectively, they were also forced to rule out veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb as..." October 13

  • Amari Cooper: It’s time to talk about the Cowboys receiver’s drops

    Clutch Points "Amari Cooper is a big-play receiver and a legitimate number one option for most any team in the NFL. His acquisition not only saved the Dallas Cowboys after a 3-5 start in 2018, but ended up catapulting the team to an 11-5 record and even a playoff victory over the Seattle..." October 08

  • Amari Cooper still limited by ankle

    CBS Sports "Amari Cooper (ankle) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports. " October 03

  • Cowboys' title-caliber triplets "I know some folks like to take shots at Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for winning just four playoff games in the 23 seasons since Dallas last won the Super Bowl, but the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee still has a proven formula for building a title winner. In fact, it..." September 28

  • Cowboys WR Amari Cooper ‘in good shape’ to play in Week 4 vs. Saints

    Sporting News "Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper is expected to play Sunday night against the Saints despite some uncertainty about his status as he deals with an ankle issue, owner Jerry Jones confirmed Friday.  Asked whether Cooper will be a full-go for Week 4, Jones said: "Yes, I..." September 27

  • Amari Cooper gets “precautionary” MRI

    Dallas Morning News "Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper underwent an MRI exam on his right ankle, sources said on Wednesday. The sources said the MRI was done for precautionary reasons, and the club is awaiting results. Cooper has played through an intrinsic muscle strain in his left heel this..." September 26

  • Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper talks paused, and Byron Jones joins their patience party

    CBS Sports "The waiting game continues regarding ongoing contract talks between the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott, with the former essentially being at the mercy of the latter. Negotiations between the two sides truly started to gain traction in late April following the finalization of a..." September 25

  • Amari Cooper does not feel Dolphins ‘suck’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Dolphins have shown all signs so far this season that they may be a historically bad NFL team. They’re terrible, and it’s by intention. Despite all that, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper isn’t getting carried away or allowing himself to believe the Dolphins..." September 18

  • Amari Cooper intentionally patient in talks

    ESPN "The Dallas Cowboys already have signed running back Ezekiel Elliott, linebacker Jaylon Smith, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence and offensive tackle La'el Collins to long-term contracts this year. But one player less likely to re-sign this season..." September 15

  • Dak Prescott negotiations stalled, Amari Cooper unlikely to re-sign this season

    Sporting News "The Cowboys have already signed several key players to contract extensions this season, but there are a few stars still waiting to reach a new deal.  Quarterback Dak Prescott and wideout Amari Cooper have been in negotiations, though it looks like it might be a little while..." September 15

  • Do Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper resemble Dallas Cowboys' 1990s triplets?

    USA Today "The Dallas Cowboys saw an offensive weapon hit 100 receiving yards just four times last season. No receiver topped the mark in Dallas’ first five games of 2018. On Sunday, the Cowboys opened 2019 to a faster start. Their 35-17 win over the Giants not only featured a 100-yard..." September 10

  • Dallas has yet to engage in advanced contract talks with Amari Cooper

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Cowboys have reached extension deals with running back Ezekiel Elliot, linebacker Jaylon Smith, tackle La’el Collins, and defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, but they are yet to reach one with wide receiver Amari Cooper. Executive vice president Stephen Jones,..." September 06

  • Cowboys, Amari Cooper In Stalemate?

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cowboys, at long last, got a deal done with Ezekiel Elliott. Meanwhile, there hasn’t been much progress for star teammate Amari Cooper.  “There haven’t been a lot of negotiations with Amari (Cooper), period,”Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said (via..." September 05

  • Amari Cooper Could Be a Cap Casualty Down the Road for the Cowboys

    The Big Lead "When Ezekiel Elliott finally signed on the dotted line this morning to end his holdout, fans saw what could be the last major obstacle for a serious championship run disappear. The truth is that, while Jones may have (eventually) made the right decision by keeping his Pro Bowl running..." September 05

  • Amari Cooper went through pain-free practice as he works his way back

    Dallas Morning News "Amari Cooper took it slow Monday to begin his first practice since Aug. 3. The Cowboys wide receiver jogged in gray sweatpants, easing his way in and out of breaks on a warm morning. He thought about his left heel, which he injured during training camp. He thought about how he was..." September 02

  • Amari Cooper returns to practice Monday

    Fantasy Pros "Amari Cooper (heel) will return to practice Monday. (Michael Gehlken on Twitter) Fantasy Impact: Cooper was held out of practice throughout most of August, resting an injury that's been labeled as plantar fasciitis. " September 02

  • Cowboys won’t close door on talks with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper once season begins

    Pro Football Talk "Dak Prescott‘s Faith Fight Finish Foundation brought Cowboys executives together with the quarterback’s agent, Todd France, on Sunday night. “Yeah, we talked about generalities, but there were no details discussed,” Cowboys executive vice president Stephen..." August 28

  • Cowboys expecting star WR Amari Cooper to play Week 1

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Amari Cooper has been sidelined throughout preseason with a foot injury. The longer said injury lingers, the more concerned Dallas has to be. It was initially considered a minor ailment. With Dallas set to open up its regular season slate in..." August 27

  • Report: Amari Cooper dealing with “intrinsic muscle strain” and not plantar fasciitis

    Blogging The Boys "There is a lot of confusion with Amari Cooper, his heel, and what to make of it all. Since the Cowboys were in Oxnard we’ve heard about how Cooper has been dealing with a heel injury. This is part of why we haven’t seen him throughout the preseason (the..." August 22

  • Cowboys WR Amari Cooper expected to be out until season opener with plantar fasciitis

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper has been out since the second of training camp with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The Cowboys hope to get him back on the practice field next week, per coach Jason Garrett. It means Cooper will miss his third straight..." August 22

  • Amari Cooper dealing with “a form of plantar fasciitis,” plans to be ready for season opener

    Blogging The Boys "When Amari Cooper was first injured in training camp, it didn’t seem like a big deal. The injury was first reported as a bruised heel which seem likely to clear up in a week or two at most. Since then, it’s been termed a ligament injury and then the more specific plantar fasciitis...." August 21

  • What should Amari Cooper’s new deal with the Cowboys look like?

    Clutch Points "There are quite a few instances in the NFL where teams deal first-round picks for what they thought were talented skill players. It’s a gamble that usually doesn’t work out due to the value of the pick and the pressure put on the player traded, with running back Trent Richardson..." August 17

  • Amari Cooper reportedly battling strained heel

    Larry Brown Sports "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper has seen his preseason slowed by a heel problem. According to Ian Rapoport of, Cooper has not been practicing due to a heel muscle strain. Though there is no clear timetable for his return, Cooper has not been ruled out for..." August 16

  • Jason Garrett maintains that Cowboys WR Amari Cooper is day to day with foot injury

    Clutch Points "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper has been sidelined for quite some time with a foot injury, but head coach Jason Garrett doesn’t seem too concerned, saying that Cooper is “day to day,” according to David Helman of the Cowboys’ official team..." August 13

  • Cowboys Amari Cooper missing sixth straight practice due to bruised heel

    Clutch Points "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper missed his sixth straight practice on Monday as a result of a bruised heel, according to David Moore of The Dallas Morning News. Cooper has not practiced since Aug. 2. Cooper is entering his first full season with the Cowboys after arriving in..." August 12

  • Cowboys Frustrated With Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott Talks

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cowboys are growing frustrated with the lack of progress in negotiations with Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, and Amari Cooper, Todd Archer of (on Twitter) hears. The team believes solid offers have been made that would put each player in the top five at their..." August 06

  • Cowboys Reportedly Made 'Generous' Contract Offers to Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper

    12 Up "Jerry Jones continues to be adamantly confident about locking down his dynamic offensive trio of Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper, despite there being no concrete evidence to suggest an agreement will be made in the near future. As we know, patience is a virtue..." August 06

  • Is Amari Cooper or Ezekiel Elliott more important to the Cowboys’ offense?

    Clutch Points "Although team owner and general manager Jerry Jones has expressed confidence in getting all his offensive players paid, he is still faced with the question of which deal takes priority over the others. There have been plenty of speculation regarding the pecking order of how Jones..." August 06

  • Jerry Jones on extending Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Amari Cooper,: 'It'll happen' "For Jerry Jones, striking a new deal with Ezekiel Elliott is a matter of when not if. That goes for Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper as well. The Cowboys owner held court following Sunday's intrasquad scrimmage and said he didn't have any "specific" updates on player..." August 05

  • Amari Cooper leaves Cowboys practice with heel injury

    Sporting News "Amari Cooper suffered a setback at Cowboys training camp. The receiver left practice early on Saturday due to a bruised heel, the Dallas Morning News reported. He was seen standing on the sidelines after he left the field. According to Cowboys executive vice president..." August 04

  • Amari Cooper not anxious about contract, more interested in playing

    ESPN "A year ago at this time, the Dallas Cowboys were in the midst of selling a wide-receiver-by-committee approach as they held a training camp without Dez Bryant for the first time since 2010. Meanwhile, Amari Cooper was up the California coast with the Oakland..." August 02

  • Amari Cooper offers a great, if not slightly ironic quote about social media

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper, like many of his peers around the NFL, took notice of Michael Thomas’ record-breaking contract extension. Cooper, of course, is certainly hoping to match or exceed that deal on an extension with the..." August 01

  • NFL analyst thinks Cowboys WR Amari Cooper could be league’s highest-paid receiver soon

    Clutch Points "Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper is entering the final year of his rookie deal and has made it clear that he wants a new contract with America’s Team. Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints just signed a contract that made him the highest-paid receiver in the..." August 01

  • 3 Receivers Bound to Get Paid After Michael Thomas' Record-Setting Deal

    12 Up "New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas became the highest paid player at his position when he signed a five-year, $100 million extension on Wednesday morning. This deal may be great for Thomas, but it's even better for high-profile receivers still under contract. Once..." July 31

  • Amari Cooper is smart to avoid a holdout from Cowboys and could break the bank next year

    CBS Sports "A host of big-time NFL wide receivers want new contracts before the 2019 season. This is nothing new, and it usually involves a contract that is either way under market or coming up after the season. In Dallas, oddly, there is no such holdout, despite Amari Cooper entering the final year of his..." July 28

  • Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper not sweating contracts

    ESPN "Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper are not sweating their contract negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys. "It will happen when it happens," Prescott, heading into his fourth season as Dallas' starting quarterback, said after Saturday's first training camp practice. "I..." July 28

  • Cowboys confident they will sign Amari Cooper to extension

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Cowboys have several key offensive players who are looking for long-term contract extensions prior to the start of the regular season, and they remain confident that they can keep their core intact. Like Dak Prescott, star wide receiver Amari Cooper is entering the final..." July 26