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2 hours ago, az_prof said:

Lots of people were wrong about Cooper.  He continues to perform as a WR1 and is doing so consistently.****  Since coming to Dallas, in 16 games, which is a full season equivalent:

91 receptions

1346 yards

11 TDs

 

**** at home games

there, fixed it for you, let me know when you find a road WR1 performance from cooper (it doesnt exist yet as a cowboy)

i dont get it, he looks amazing at home, you never would know he only practiced one day last week.

 

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Amari Cooper (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 9 against the Giants.

Cooper played through his ankle injury in Week 7 and had the bye to rest up. Currently on pace for a career-high 1,419 yards, Cooper should have a field day against the Giants' weak secondary Monday night at MetLife Stadium. He's RotoPat's fourth-ranked receiver for Week 9.

SOURCE: Jon Machota on Twitter

Oct 31, 2019, 4:04 PM ET

 

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Amari Cooper wants to wait until the offseason to revisit extension talks.

Cooper added there "hasn't been much progress" in talks since the season started. The Cowboys still need to get Dak Prescott extended, but re-signing Cooper remains a top priority. On pace for career highs across the board, Cooper is likely going to push for Michael Thomas money ($19.3M AAV) this offseason.

SOURCE: Calvin Watkins on Twitter

Nov 1, 2019, 7:32 PM ET

 

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Amari Cooper caught 4-of-7 targets for 80 yards and one touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 9 win over the Giants.

Cooper appeared to tweak his knee early in this one and went into halftime with 2-30-0 before laying waste to a nonexistent Giants defense for a wide-open 45-yard touchdown on a deep crosser in the second half. Cooper has 100 yards and/or one touchdown in 6-of-7 healthy games this season and is a legit weekly WR1 every time he suits up. He gets a shaky Vikings pass defense next Sunday night and should see plenty of up-and-down top CB Xavier Rhodes.

Nov 5, 2019, 12:00 AM ET

 

 

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ESPN's Todd Archer reports Amari Cooper (knee) is expected to play in Week 10 against the Vikings.

Cooper (unbeknownst to media) suffered a knee injury in practice last week and re-aggravated it after stumping his knee into the turf Monday night. He missed practice on Wednesday but will reportedly suit up under the lights against Minnesota. The 25-year-old has now fought through heel, ankle, quadriceps, and knee injuries this year but has still performed admirably in ranking No. 8 in receiving yards (701) on a team-high 57 targets. He's a WR1 if officially active Sunday night.

SOURCE: Todd Archer on Twitter

Nov 6, 2019, 4:38 PM ET

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Garrett said he’s optimistic Cooper will play Sunday and the mri was more precautionary per Rapoport

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3 minutes ago, I Am the Stig said:

Really hard to sugar coat a Thursday MRI. 

FWIW, it’s not a thursday mri. He’s meeting with team DRs Thursday to review his mri

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5 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

FWIW, it’s not a thursday mri. He’s meeting with team DRs Thursday to review his mri

Got it. 

Translation:

Mr. Cooper, we saw some things we’d like to talk about. 

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It is not great news and frankly I thought he looked hesitant and less explosive last Monday after he sort of tripped and came up gimpy.

Still, will monitor this and if he starts you have to start him in fantasy too.  Hopefully it is just a knee sprain.

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Jane Slater was just on  nflnetwork, said she spoke with Amari today. He said the Dr told him it’s manageable and he fully expects to practice tomorrow and play this week

eta: Jane Slater 💕 

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10 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

Jane Slater was just on  nflnetwork, said she spoke with Amari today. He said the Dr told him it’s manageable and he fully expects to practice tomorrow and play this week

eta: Jane Slater 💕 

Definite Decoy now on Sunday 😉

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ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer reports Amari Cooper has been diagnosed with a bruised knee and is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Cooper missed Thursday's practice, but an MRI revealed only a contusion. He's expected to practice on Friday. At less than 100 percent for a tougher matchup, Cooper will be a lower-end WR1.

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Should be ok I'd think.

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Amari Cooper (knee) is questionable for the Cowboys' Week 10 matchup against the Vikings.

Cooper is expected to play through his questionable tag and suit up Sunday night. He's set up extremely well against a Vikings defense that has struggled to find competent CB play from Xavier Rhodes (PFF's No. 107 ranked CB among 127 qualified corners), Mike Hughes (No. 77) and Trae Waynes (No. 98) this season. Fire up Cooper as a WR1 at home, where he's posted 5-58-1, 8-180-2, 8-76-0, 10-217-3, 4-20-0, 7-106-0, 6-106-1, 6-88-2, 11-226-1 and 5-106-0 lines since joining the Cowboys.

SOURCE: Michael Gehlken on Twitter.

Nov 8, 2019, 3:18 PM ET

 

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Amari Cooper (questionable, knee/ankle) is expected to play Week 10 against the Vikings.

Cooper's name seems to always pop up on the injury report, though he's yet to miss a game in 2019. That should remain the case in Week 10 as Cooper plans to gut it out through knee and ankle injuries on Sunday night. Lockdown corner Xavier Rhodes could cause him problems, though the contract-year receiver remains a worthy start in all formats.

SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter

Nov 10, 2019, 8:11 AM ET

 

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11 for 147 and 1 TD vs Vikings.

On the year he only has 1 dud game.

People who said he wasn't a true WR1 or lacked consistency were wrong. This guy is a gamer and played hurt today and still came up big.

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Amari Cooper (knee, ankle) was sidelined for Wednesday's practice.

Cooper's been hobbled countless times this year — most recently with a knee injury prior to blowing up for 11/147/1 against the Vikings on Sunday night — but it hasn't effected his performance whatsoever. He's fully expected to suit up in an exquisite matchup against Detroit's banged up defense in Week 12.

SOURCE: Jon Machota on Twitter

Nov 13, 2019, 4:17 PM ET

 

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Amari Cooper (knee, ankle) will remain a limited participant at Friday's practice.

Cooper has been battling injuries all year, but has yet to miss a game. We imagine that will remain the case when the Cowboys take on Detroit Sunday at Ford Field. Darius Slay poses a challenge, though Cooper had no trouble putting points on the board last week in his matchup with Vikings All-Pro Xavier Rhodes (11-147-1 on 14 targets). Headed for a massive pay day at the end of 2019 (or whenever Jerry Jones decides to open his checkbook), the contract-year receiver has emerged as a weekly WR1 in all formats.

SOURCE: Calvin Watkins on Twitter

Nov 15, 2019, 12:43 PM ET

 

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Amari Cooper (knee, ankle) said he was "good to go" for Week 11 against the Lions.

Cooper was limited on Friday, but he has effectively been playing through his injuries for weeks. The Cowboys are likely giving him well-earned reps off at practice to save him for the stretch run. The Lions have been amongst the worst pass defenses in the NFL, making Cooper a high-ceiling WR1 this Sunday.

SOURCE: Todd Archer on Twitter

Nov 15, 2019, 2:50 PM ET

 

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Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken reports Amari Cooper is "still fighting through" his knee injury.

Cooper posted a modest 55% snap rate against the Lions in Week 11. Still, the Cowboys forced fed their No. 1 WR the ball when he was on the field, as Cooper wound up with a solid enough eight targets. The bigger issue was Darius Slay, who largely locked up Cooper and tracked him all over the field. Things won't get better for Cooper in the near term in a likely shadow date against Stephon Gilmore this Sunday.

SOURCE: Michael Gehlken on Twitter.

Nov 18, 2019, 5:26 PM ET

 

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7 hours ago, whole-show said:

Practiced in full today per Michael Gehlken

Rotoworld take:

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Amari Cooper (knee) was a full participant for Wednesday's practice.

He's expected to start opposite Stephon Gilmore and the Patriots despite battling knee and ankle injuries the past few weeks. Consider Cooper a low-end WR1 even in this tough spot given his 22 percent target share and team-high seven receiving touchdowns on the season. Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb should also be treated as WR2/3s on Sunday since all three have ranked in the Top 11 at their position over the last three games.

SOURCE: Michael Gehlken on Twitter

Nov 20, 2019, 4:07 PM ET

 

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Amari Cooper (knee) wasn't listed on the Cowboys' final injury report.

Cooper is reportedly playing through the pain and wound up posting a pedestrian 55% snap rate in Week 11. The Cowboys did force feed their No. 1 WR eight targets when he was on the field, but stud Lions CB Darius Slay proved to be up to the challenge and limited Cooper to a 3-38-0 performance. Still, it's impossible to trust Cooper as a true WR1 in this spot due to both the potential for limited snaps and more importantly the matchup against stud Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore. The Patriots have allowed fewer than 200 passing yards in all but two games this season.

SOURCE: Jon Machota on Twitter

Nov 22, 2019, 4:43 PM ET

 

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Amari Cooper failed to catch either of his two targets in the Cowboys' Week 12 loss to the Patriots.

Stephon Gilmore was all over Cooper the entire afternoon. Driving rain and limited snaps didn’t help. Cooper is reportedly playing at less than 100% due to a knee injury, but this marks back-to-back weeks he’s been shut down by opposing No. 1 CBs in Gilmore and Darius Slay. Next week’s spot isn’t any easier against Tre’Davious White on Thanksgiving Day. The good news is that Dak Prescott and company will be back home at Jerry World, where Cooper has largely dominated since joining the Cowboys.

 

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How we feeling about this guy tomorrow? I’m hesitant.

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23 minutes ago, joffer said:

How we feeling about this guy tomorrow? I’m hesitant.

Starting Cooper benching Dak. 

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29 minutes ago, joffer said:

How we feeling about this guy tomorrow? I’m hesitant.

turkey day is usually high scoring games.  last year Coop went off for big time.

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One of the few games all year I'll watch in it's entirety.  I'll be damned if he's on my bench.

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This is puzzling... is his health the issue?  Other things at play?  Have him in multiple leagues and want to find a compelling reason to either bench or start.

Literally have to choose between him and Nuk in a league, so was it Gilmore or was it health/weather, etc? 

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1 hour ago, slackjawedyokel said:

This is puzzling... is his health the issue?  Other things at play?  Have him in multiple leagues and want to find a compelling reason to either bench or start.

Literally have to choose between him and Nuk in a league, so was it Gilmore or was it health/weather, etc? 

I'd throw last week out. Gilmore was built to erase guys like Cooper. Plus the weather. 

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Friw, I am starting Cooper at home v the Bills over Stefon Diggs at Seattle on MNF.  Expecting a bounce back performance. Happy Thanksgiving.

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Maybe it was just the fantasy GM in me but I swear I saw him on the sidelines on white a few important downs ,especially third down. Even as a decoy I feel like he should have been our there more. 

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19 hours ago, starks said:

Maybe it was just the fantasy GM in me but I swear I saw him on the sidelines on white a few important downs ,especially third down. Even as a decoy I feel like he should have been our there more. 

No, you are right.  IIRC he was standing there in some red zone snaps, too. 

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19 hours ago, tackle for loss said:

:unsure:

Eh yeah. Not ideal. Was just worried about a double turkey from the two of them vs. that D. Between that and playing Chargers over Saints D, not a good coaching start to my Thanksgiving holiday ...

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52 minutes ago, Andrew74 said:

No, you are right.  IIRC he was standing there in some red zone snaps, too. 

This is the problem with coaches today, wtf are their studs ever coming off the field? 

Ever.

Zeke should never come off the field, same for AC and any other star. You have time to rest in between plays for 30 seconds and when the defense is on the field. 

Maybe thats the fantasy GM in me, but no one cares about pollard or saving Zeke, cuz why are coaches saving people on a 6-5 team? No, you make them go sweat and work every play. 

So frustrating seeing stars come off the field at any point, injury or rest. 

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37 minutes ago, tackle for loss said:

This is the problem with coaches today, wtf are their studs ever coming off the field? 

Ever.

Zeke should never come off the field, same for AC and any other star. You have time to rest in between plays for 30 seconds and when the defense is on the field. 

Maybe thats the fantasy GM in me, but no one cares about pollard or saving Zeke, cuz why are coaches saving people on a 6-5 team? No, you make them go sweat and work every play. 

So frustrating seeing stars come off the field at any point, injury or rest. 

Thanks to Joe I laugh and roll my eyes any time I see this phrase

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12 hours ago, tackle for loss said:

This is the problem with coaches today, wtf are their studs ever coming off the field? 

Ever.

Zeke should never come off the field, same for AC and any other star. You have time to rest in between plays for 30 seconds and when the defense is on the field. 

Maybe thats the fantasy GM in me, but no one cares about pollard or saving Zeke, cuz why are coaches saving people on a 6-5 team? No, you make them go sweat and work every play. 

So frustrating seeing stars come off the field at any point, injury or rest. 

You should be a coach

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Amari Cooper (knee) was a full participant in practice Monday.

Cooper's MRI last Friday revealed there was no structural damage in his knee. The Cowboys' No. 1 WR is fully expected to play his usual near every-down role Thursday night against the Bears. Cooper is set up well against a Bears defense that has yielded huge performances to elite WRs like Kenny Golladay (4-158-1), Michael Thomas (9-131-0) and Stefon Diggs (7-108-0) this season.

SOURCE: Jon Machota on Twitter

Dec 2, 2019, 4:30 PM ET

 

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