Amari Cooper will start, play a significant role


Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper has played catch up since arriving in Dallas last week. Despite the fact that he will have only five practices, Cooper will start Monday night, offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said Friday.

Not only will Cooper start, but he will play a significant role.

“We’re not trying to ease him in,” Linehan said, via Todd Archer of ESPN.

Cooper spent his off week in California, gathering his belongings. It worked out perfectly with Cowboys receivers coach Sanjay Lal also in Northern California.

The two met at a park in Dublin a couple of hours each day.

Cooper also spent time on the phone with quarterback Dak Prescott.

I’ve picked up a lot so far,” Cooper said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “There’s definitely a sense of urgency being that I just got here and we have to play this week. I have to go out there and play on Monday, and it’s a completely new system.

“At the end of the day, it’s football. I played in a couple of different systems now, so after a while you’re really doing some of the same things; they just call it something different.”

5 responses to “Amari Cooper will start, play a significant role

  1. The NFC East doesn’t have a dominate team. The division is still up for grabs. Dallas traded a #1 for Amari Cooper hoping to win the NFC East. I don’t see a Wild Card coming from the NFC East. The ‘Boys simply can’t afford to ease him in. For Amari, it’s show time!

  2. If the Eagles made this trade, they would’ve been worshiped with praise but NO! Jerry beat them to the punch. Everyone LOVES to hate on Dallas. This Cowboys team is really not that bad. No more excuses. Get rid of the conservative plays from the Cowboys’ play book and it’s game on. Offense is set. Defense was the best in the NFC before the Redskins game. Season is not over and Dallas is about to ride hot with the new triplets.

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