Amari Cooper turns down Washington to re-sign with Dallas

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The Cowboys have managed to keep both Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper.

After using the exclusive franchise tag on their quarterback earlier Monday, the Cowboys reached agreement on a new deal with Cooper.

The Pro Bowl receiver will sign a five-year, $100 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Cooper, 25, entertained an offer from Washington but had said all along he wanted to return to Dallas.

The Cowboys restructured the deals of running back Ezekiel Elliott and right tackle La'el Collins earlier in the day to help with the new deal for Cooper and potentially to make room for a long-term contract for Prescott, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Cooper spent much of 2019 on the injury report, with injuries to a foot, a quadriceps, an ankle and a knee. He played in every game, making 79 catches for 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns.

In 25 games with the Cowboys after a trade from the Raiders, Cooper has 132 catches for 1,914 yards and 14 touchdowns.

33 responses to “Amari Cooper turns down Washington to re-sign with Dallas

  1. Cooper had foot injuries, leg, knee, and ankle injuries. Now that he signed the big money deal he’ll be able to kick those feet up on the table and sit back and relax. You think he took plays off before? Lol. Multiply that times ten.

  2. Ha! Complete overpay. The Cowboys were afraid of looking terrible for giving up a first-rounder, so they broke the bank to keep him. As a Skins fan, I love that we didn’t get him….much better to put the Cowboys on the hook for an albatross contract.

  3. Yikes, I mean he’s a good player but he has a penchant for disappearing in big games, and Dallas decides he should get 20 a year?

  4. OK Jerruh Jones I see you making moves. Now if McCarthy doesn’t alienate the stars, Dallas will be contenders again.

  5. Jerry being Jerry and giving away the house to a receiver hoping he can win another Superbowl. Well news flash Jerry you don’t have the quarterback capable of delivering you to the promised land, and now with Zeke and Cooper taking up a ton of cap space, and your quarterback franchise tagged you don’t have very much money left to fill some gaping holes. How about that defense Jerry? What are you doing about that?

  6. Those numbers equate to roughly 5 catches for 77 yards and .5 touchdowns per game. Not exactly dominant.

  7. The Cowboys had to do it. I am surprised cooper only got 20 mill. Dak without Cooper is horrible and they had already committed to Dak resetting the market.

  8. So they’re going to pay Dak $37M for 2020 and potentially $40M for 2022?
    This is all about getting a long term agreement at the Cowboys terms.

  9. Thank goodness he turned down Washington’s offer. I have never seen a more inconsistent player over the years. Has games where he looks like the best of all time and then other games where he looks like he shouldn’t be on an NFL roster. Cowboys continue to make a push before Jerry is pushing daisies.

  10. I actually think Cooper’s value on the open market was pretty high. I think he’s maybe the 7th or 8th best receiver in the league but Hopkins just got traded and Michael Thomas, Julio Jones and Odel Beckham all have long term deals in play. So if you were looking to upgrade the position Cooper is pretty much it in free agency. I don’t think he’s worth $20 mill a season but someone (Washington and Philadelphia come to mind) would have paid it

  11. HAD TO DO IT. FACTS ARE THAT HE IS A REPEAT PRO BOWL YOUNG WR. A DIFFERENCE MAKER! (even if only at home for 8 games). LOTS OF BASHING ON HERE, BUT YET IF THE COWBOYS WOULD HAVE LOST COOPER ALL YOU FOOLS WOULD BE BASHING JERRY AGAIN ANYWAYS. HIS NUMBERS ARE LEGIT AND WORT THE MONEY, AND DAK DIDNT MAKE HIM A PRO BOWLER THE PAST TWO YEARS, HE WAS ONE ALREADY WITH THE RAIDERS. SO I STILL SAY DONT OVER PAY DAK!

  12. Cooper has been a stand up guy. He was liked in Oakland. His biggest problem has been his health. But if Dallas can’t protect Prescott in the pocket, Coops numbers will not be rising.

  13. Teams just don’t let WR1s walk out the door without a contingency plan in place , unless you’re Bill O’Brien of course. Coop locked up it’s time to pay Dak.

  14. The Cowboys can’t win a game without him. So naturally Cooper will suit up no more than 8 or 9 times next season.

  15. As a ‘Skins fan I wish I could believe they made Cooper an offer to force Jerry to pay more than Cooper is worth. But as a ‘Skins fan it’s hard for me to believe they’re that smart…

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