Jonathan Cooper recovering from knee surgery

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It took a bit longer than expected after he was drafted seventh overall by the Cardinals in the 2013 NFL Draft, but Jonathan Cooper became a regular starter during the 2017 season.

Cooper started 13 games at left guard for the Cowboys after joining the team in the offseason, which set him up for unrestricted free agency on a good note. Anyone interested in signing Cooper will likely have a few questions about his health, however.

Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports that Cooper had knee surgery last week. Cooper injured his MCL during the regular season finale against the Eagles.

Archer adds that Cooper is expected to be ready for the offseason program wherever he winds up playing. If Cooper does move on, it will be his fifth team in six NFL seasons as he also spent time with the Patriots and Browns after leaving Arizona.

7 responses to “Jonathan Cooper recovering from knee surgery

  1. Dallas won’t be interested. Cooper was a liability in pass protection, which caused Tyron Smith to over compensate inside, which in turn aggravated his back condition. Dallas need to look for either an upgrade at LG, or to slide Collins back there and grab a RT in the draft.

  2. Remember when the Patriots fan tried to claim that trading Chandler Jones for him and a 2nd round pick was a good idea because it resulted in Joe Thuney? Yeah, it wasn’t.

    Chandler Jones > Joe Thuney
    Chandler Jones > Jonathan Cooper

  3. Glad Chandler Jones worked out for for the Cards. But the fact of the matter, Jones wasn’t signing with the Pat for what they got him for. So instead of watching him walk for a a pick in around #100 a year later, so they traded him for a 2nd and guy with talent and unresolved potential.

    Cooper never was healthy enough to stick with the Pats, and that was too bad. Thuney has been a decent starter on two superbowl winning teams and one that lost in the AFCCG by a point. Jones has been a great player who hasn’t been to the playoffs yet. So please stop trying to tell the Pats how to build competitive teams. Both teams got what they needed at the time.

  4. LOL

    This guy is like a delayed 1st rd bust:

    1. Poor in Arizona
    2. Coukdn’t stay healthy to even know if he was any good in NE.
    3. Mediocre in Dallas, played alongside two Pro Bowl players to cover for how mediocre/bad he is, and now hurt again.

    Translation?

    Career over.

  5. sidehatchin says:
    January 12, 2018 at 3:59 pm
    Remember when the Patriots fan tried to claim that trading Chandler Jones for him and a 2nd round pick was a good idea because it resulted in Joe Thuney? Yeah, it wasn’t.

    Chandler Jones > Joe Thuney
    Chandler Jones > Jonathan Cooper

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    Thuney/Mitchell + 1 SB, 15 mil in cap savings, and a potential SB appearance yet again, + rookie contracts Trey Flowers/Deatrich Wise/Eric Lee>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Chandler Jones and his poor run Run D and disappearances against the better competition.

    Football is a TEAM sport and there are 53 players that make up a roster.

    There’s a reason why BB is the greatest GM in NFL history and your GM is nothing.

    Enjoy the rebuild for years and years with no QB in sight!

    lmao

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