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Boom. Post-practice pain-free. :pickle:

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Cooper also noted that he didn't feel any pain in Monday's practice. He reportedly has been able to run at full speed all training camp, but the injury impacted his ability to cut in and out of his routes. Cooper remains locked in as Dak Prescott’s No. 1 target, a role which produced top-12 marks among all wide receivers in targets (76), receptions (53), yards (725), touchdowns (6) and PPR (158.6) in Weeks 8-17 last season.

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1 hour ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

 

Maybe he did have a little foot strain. Reportedly it wasn’t a big deal. If his foot is right he’s in for a monster season. Especially if the other receiving weapons in Dallas develop as anticipated by many. 

Do you think there's a risk that Gallup's development and the addition of Cobb could lower Cooper's overall numbers? Not that anyone will usurp him as the #1 option, but it may be enough to lower his ceiling as he won't command so many targets. 

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Just now, foxco said:

Do you think there's a risk that Gallup's development and the addition of Cobb could lower Cooper's overall numbers? Not that anyone will usurp him as the #1 option, but it may be enough to lower his ceiling as he won't command so many targets. 

Not at all. Better options besides AC should result in better, not worse production. Facing fewer double teams has never hurt a top WR that I can recall. 

Thats some of the concern i’ve read about Juju right now - that lack of a high caliber WR2 could cause him to be blanketed more. 

IMO having viable threats helps, rather than hinders WRs. I think back to Harrison/Wayne, AB/Juju, and even on teams that don’t throw as much like Baldwin/Lockett - the WR1s in those circumstances didn’t suffer from having a quality WR2. 

But I can recall quite a few situations over the years where a lack of a quality 2nd receiver resulted in some duds from WR1s due to increased coverage. 

Time will tell, but I think AC is in for a monster season.

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25 minutes ago, Hot Sauce Guy said:

Not at all. Better options besides AC should result in better, not worse production. Facing fewer double teams has never hurt a top WR that I can recall. 

Thats some of the concern i’ve read about Juju right now - that lack of a high caliber WR2 could cause him to be blanketed more. 

IMO having viable threats helps, rather than hinders WRs. I think back to Harrison/Wayne, AB/Juju, and even on teams that don’t throw as much like Baldwin/Lockett - the WR1s in those circumstances didn’t suffer from having a quality WR2. 

But I can recall quite a few situations over the years where a lack of a quality 2nd receiver resulted in some duds from WR1s due to increased coverage. 

Time will tell, but I think AC is in for a monster season.

Good points, though I guess I'm not ready to put Dak up there with Manning/Ben types yet, though. If he takes a step forward then sure, but if he doesn't I'm not convinced he can support multiple fantasy weapons at WR. I do think Gallup takes a leap, however, so it'll be interesting to see how targets are dispersed. 

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4 minutes ago, foxco said:

Good points, though I guess I'm not ready to put Dak up there with Manning/Ben types yet, though. If he takes a step forward then sure, but if he doesn't I'm not convinced he can support multiple fantasy weapons at WR. I do think Gallup takes a leap, however, so it'll be interesting to see how targets are dispersed. 

I’m not a big Dak guy either, but he’s got a connection with AC & unlike the Raiders, the cowboys weren’t afraid to target him / take deep shots or throw jump balls his way. 

And in week one likely without Zeke? 

Boom. 

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A couple years ago Cooper faded down the stretch, and afterwards word came out that he was playing through an injury and that's why he struggled. It's possible that something similar happens here, where Cooper plays through his foot thing and his performance suffers because of it. Not sure how similar this injury is / how big the risk of that is.

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6 minutes ago, ZWK said:

A couple years ago Cooper faded down the stretch, and afterwards word came out that he was playing through an injury and that's why he struggled. It's possible that something similar happens here, where Cooper plays through his foot thing and his performance suffers because of it. Not sure how similar this injury is / how big the risk of that is.

Reportedly not at all similar.

this is a foot injury he’s had before in college, played through it & no one really noticed. 

Besides, Cooper says he’s fine, he practiced without limitations & is good for game 1. 

So how is he now different from any other player in the league who’s ready for game one but could get hurt at any time & fade down the stretch? 

Almost every player has had some sort of injury over the course of their career. So long as they’re ready for the season it seems like even money that any of them get hurt or stay healthy.

in this specific case at least you know Cooper can play through it if he has to. 

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Amari Cooper (foot) was a full participant in practice Wednesday.

Cooper recently noted that he didn't feel any pain in his foot and would be good to go for Sunday. At this rate, Dallas' No. 1 wideout will avoid the team's first injury report entirely. With new OC Kellen Moore calling plays, Cooper can confidently be started as a strong WR1 across all formats to start the season.

SOURCE: Michael Gehlken on Twitter

Sep 4, 2019, 4:09 PM ET

 

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Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said there "haven't been a lot of negotiations" between the team and contract-year receiver Amari Cooper.

With Ezekiel Elliott's much-anticipated extension finally realized, Cooper's expiring deal and its ramifications will be the next contract hurdle for Dallas to clear. "They haven't been a lot of negotiations with Amari, period," Jones offered Thursday. "I don't know what their parameters will be. You should ask Amari." Team reporter David Helman suspects that Cooper is likely waiting for Julio Jones to reset the receiver market (which could happen any day now) before pursuing an extension. The Cowboys have already spent a fortune on Elliott, Demarcus Lawrence, La'el Collins and Jaylon Smith this offseason and still haven't gotten around to paying Dak Prescott, Byron Jones and Cooper. Even with the cap rising each year, it's going to be hard to keep all that talent under one roof.

SOURCE: David Helman on Twitter

Sep 5, 2019, 4:48 PM ET

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Amari Cooper caught 6-of-9 targets for 106 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' Week 1 win over the Giants.

Cooper continues to battle a foot injury, but he sure looked 100% Sunday afternoon. His pristine route-running ability was simply too much for any of the Giants’ defensive backs to handle. That was Janoris Jenkins for much of the game, although Cooper toasted rookie DeAndre Baker on his 21-yard touchdown. The Cowboys’ passing game looked absolutely spectacular in new-OC Kellen Moore’s debut, meaning perhaps we could finally see Cooper post some week-to-week fantasy consistency. Fire him up as a low-end WR1 against the Redskins in Week 2.

Sep 8, 2019, 7:40 PM ET

 

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NFL Week 1: Takeaways, insights and observations

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AMARI COOPER IS STILL REALLY GOOD

In 12 games with the Cowboys, Amari Cooper has earned a 79.8 receiving grade across 467 routes run, ranking 13th among the 79 NFL wideouts with 200 or more routes since Week 9 of last year (includes postseason and Week 1 of this season). He also ranks eighth in yards per target (10.12), ninth in yards after the catch per reception (5.64), ninth in passer rating when targeted (123.4) and 10th in yards per route run (2.30) among the same group of qualifiers in said span.

Only Tyler Lockett (23.6) has averaged more per target on throws of 10-plus air yards since Week 9 of last year than Cooper (14.7). On such targets, Cooper has hauled in 21-of-37 passes for 544 yards, 16 first downs and five touchdowns. His passer rating when targeted 10-plus yards down the field also ranks eight among qualifiers.

 

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Amari Cooper caught 6-of-7 targets for 88 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys' Week 3 win over the Dolphins.

Cooper's missed connection was a long drop, but he quickly atoned with a five-yard touchdown. Cooper's second score was a 19-yarder where he came back across the formation pre-snap before running a simple post route. The Cowboys' No. 1 wideout is now up to four scores through three games and is averaging 5/79. He'll face Marshon Lattimore and the Saints in New Orleans next Sunday night.

Sep 22, 2019, 5:11 PM ET

 

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Fantasy football stats to know from Week 3

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2. Through 14 games with the Cowboys (including the postseason), Amari Cooper is averaging 18.6 fantasy points per game. Among all wide receivers last year, that would have ranked ninth-best.

After two weeks of victory laps, one player I’ll admit being totally wrong on was Cooper. On Sunday, Cooper caught six of seven targets for 88 yards and two scores, bringing his full-season average to 21.3 fantasy points per game (fourth-best). Most impressively, this came in spite of a brutal cornerback matchup, lined up against elite shadow cornerbackXavien Howard on 30 of his 33 routes. Cooper is an easy WR1 moving forward, and especially next week — in Week 4, Cooper projects to draw shadow coverage from Marshon Lattimore who currently leads all cornerbacks in yards allowed (334).

 

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The Dallas Morning News' Calvin Watkins reports Amari Cooper (ankle) received an MRI Wednesday.

It's reportedly just a precautionary move on the organization's part. Cooper infamously dealt with a foot/heel injury coming into the year but has since shushed any doubts of his health with a team-high four receiving scores through Dallas' first three games. Still, it's worth noting the MRI was on Cooper's right ankle; the issue that limited him was in his left foot. Barring a missed week of practice, it's safe to assume he'll continue his tear as the Cowboys' lead wideout inside the fantasy-friendly Superdome Sunday night.

SOURCE: Calvin Watkins on Twitter

Sep 25, 2019, 3:23 PM ET

 

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Coach Jason Garrett confirmed that Amari Cooper's (ankle) MRI was negative.

Cooper is considered day to day. He's tentatively expected to suit up Sunday night against the Saints. The matchup is expected to feature a shadow date against Marshon Lattimore, who Cooper hung an 8-76-0 line against in Week 13 last season. The Cowboys' undisputed No. 1 pass-game option has helped erase his boom-or-bust label to start the season, posting 6-106-1, 4-44-1 and 6-88-2 lines in Weeks 1-3, respectively.

SOURCE: Calvin Watkins on Twitter.

Sep 26, 2019, 11:46 AM ET

 

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Amari Cooper (ankle) was listed as a limited participant at Thursday's practice.

There was some concern over Cooper's availability after he went for an MRI earlier this week, but it looks like he's prepared to gut it out Sunday against New Orleans. After putting on a clinic versus Xavien Howard last week, Cooper should have similar success against Marshon Lattimore, who has yielded a league-high 341 receiving yards this year. He's RotoPat's sixth-ranked receiver for Week 4.

SOURCE: Calvin Watkins on Twitter

Sep 26, 2019, 3:47 PM ET

 

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Amari Cooper (ankle) practiced again Friday.

Beat reporter Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News confirms Cooper is on track to start Sunday night in New Orleans. Cooper underwent an MRI on his ankle earlier this week, though that was merely for precautionary reasons. Coming off a two-touchdown explosion against the Dolphins, Cooper should be licking his chops with Marshon Lattimore (league-high 341 receiving yards allowed) set to cover him in Week 4.

SOURCE: Michael Gehlken on Twitter

Sep 27, 2019, 1:00 PM ET

 

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Amari Cooper caught 5-of-8 targets for 48 yards in Week 4 against the Saints.

Cooper was held in check by Marshon Lattimore most of the night. He made some contested catches, but the entire Cowboys offense struggled to do anything in a tough road matchup. Cooper missed time this week with an ankle injury but he looked healthy. This was the first time Cooper had been held out of the end-zone all season. Cooper's yards (286) and catch (21) totals haven't been great through the four weeks, but he's on pace for 12 touchdowns.

Sep 29, 2019, 11:46 PM ET

 

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Amari Cooper (ankle) was upgraded to full participation at Thursday's practice.

Cooper began the week with a limited session but was back to seeing his usual reps Thursday. His availability for Week 5 was never in doubt. This isn't an ideal matchup for Cooper going against Packers stud Jaire Alexander (PFF's top-graded cornerback), but he's still in play as a back-end WR1 this week.

SOURCE: Jon Machota on Twitter

Oct 3, 2019, 4:57 PM ET

 

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

Cooper will look to stay hot at Jerry World, 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 and 6-88-2 lines in eight career games. The problem is that Jaire Alexander looks a lot like the league's next great CB, and the Packers' elite pass rush could have a field day against a Cowboys offensive line that won't have the services of LT Tyron Smith (ankle). The Cowboys have struggled to function as a top-tier offense without their stud LT in past years. This was most notable in 2017, when the Cowboys scored seven, nine, 12 and six points in four games that Smith played a combined three snaps in.

SOURCE: Jon Machota on Twitter.

Oct 4, 2019, 4:31 PM ET

 

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Amari Cooper provided 11 catches for a career-high 226 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets Sunday in the Cowboys’ Week 5 loss to the Packers.

Cooper got off on the wrong foot by dropping a would-be completion into the hands of Jaire Alexander, who took it the other way for 38 yards. That one stung but Cooper showed impressive resiliency, bursting ahead for a 46-yard gain later in the first quarter (Dak Prescott got Alexander to bite on the pump fake) before putting Alexander on skates with a 53-yard touchdown dash with 7:46 to go in the fourth quarter. As Green Bay discovered, leaving Cooper 1-on-1 without safety help is a recipe for disaster. Now second to only Michael Thomas in receiving yards, Cooper should have no trouble bringing ruin to a pitiful Jets secondary when the Cowboys visit Metlife Stadium in Week 6. The contract-year receiver should have a pot of gold waiting for him in free agency.

Oct 6, 2019, 8:13 PM ET

 

 

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On 10/6/2019 at 11:33 PM, fatness said:

After seeing today's results I think you paid too much.

maybe.  Wentz was riding my bench.  Chark is hot, but hard to believe he keeps up the TD pace.

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On 10/6/2019 at 11:42 PM, az_prof said:

This guy is a top 10 WR.  Criticism in the past was consistency but he is showing consistency and today the ability to put up a huge number.

Scary thing too is, you can't really double him, without Gallup burning you, and you can't play heavy zone, or Elliott will. Dallas probably has their best offense since peak Romo.

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Amari Cooper has been diagnosed with a bruised thigh.

The injury isn't thought to be a long-term concern (no structural damage was detected), though Rapoport confirmed the contract-year receiver is in "terrible pain." If Cooper can't go against the Eagles next week, it would put more work on the plates of Michael Gallup, Tavon Austin and Jason Witten, among others. It would also vault Cedrick Wilson (season-high 50 snaps in Week 5) into three-wide sets.

SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Oct 14, 2019, 8:26 AM ET

 

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No news but my guess.

If I'm being super optimistic, maybe to the point of self delusion, I'm trying to convince myself they underestimated the Jets, thought they could win without Amari and wanted to get him right for the Eagles game next week.

I think the more realistic approach to setting my expectations, and one still rooted in some degree of optimistic thinking, is he misses the Eagles game and with the bye week in 8 it gives him a really good shot to return healthy in week 9.

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3 hours ago, menobrown said:

No news but my guess.

If I'm being super optimistic, maybe to the point of self delusion, I'm trying to convince myself they underestimated the Jets, thought they could win without Amari and wanted to get him right for the Eagles game next week.

I think the more realistic approach to setting my expectations, and one still rooted in some degree of optimistic thinking, is he misses the Eagles game and with the bye week in 8 it gives him a really good shot to return healthy in week 9.

The latter.

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3 hours ago, menobrown said:

No news but my guess.

If I'm being super optimistic, maybe to the point of self delusion, I'm trying to convince myself they underestimated the Jets, thought they could win without Amari and wanted to get him right for the Eagles game next week.

I think the more realistic approach to setting my expectations, and one still rooted in some degree of optimistic thinking, is he misses the Eagles game and with the bye week in 8 it gives him a really good shot to return healthy in week 9.

It’s a bad bruise to a tough spot - I played soccer as a kid & took a cleat to the quad/thigh once. I couldn’t run. At all. Deep bruise, nothing major, but 100% debilitating. 

Bruises heal quickly with ice & physical therapy (heat, stretching, etc).

 I think he has a realistic shot of coming back this week. 

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