Amari Cooper: I’m trying to be better than I’ve ever been


Amari Cooper has made the Pro Bowl four times. He has had five 1,000-yard seasons in his six seasons, and last season when he didn’t make the Pro Bowl, the Cowboys receiver had a career-high 92 catches.

He wants more.

“I’ve been rehabbing so hard,” Cooper said, via Brianna Dix of “Just trying to be the best Amari Cooper that I can be, trying to be better than I’ve ever been. I’ve been talking to myself a lot lately about how I want this year to be different than any year that I’ve played football.”

Cooper played all 16 games last season but had bone spurs removed after the season. The Cowboys activated him from the active/physically unable to perform list Tuesday, and he did some work with Dak Prescott as the two work their way back into team drills.

Cooper has 224 receptions for 3,028 yards and 19 touchdowns in 41 games with the Cowboys, almost the same stats he had in 52 games with the Raiders before they traded him to Dallas.

5 responses to “Amari Cooper: I’m trying to be better than I’ve ever been

  1. He’s not a winner. Dallas should keep Gallup and Lamb (two low cost high upside receivers) and try to trade Cooper. At least recoup some cap space they had to give up for Prescott.

  2. It’s not that he’s bad, it’s that he’s inconsistent. He’ll have 2 games with over 200 yards and then follow it up with 3 games of less than 35. It’s been his whole career.

  3. Cooper has absolutely no “dog” in him. You punch him in the mouth at the first snap and he goes MIA. He doesn’t like to get physical. Just ask Pacman Jones.

  4. Never understood the love for this guy. Is he good? Yeah, but he’s nowhere near Elite but gets paid as such. Never had over 1200 in a season. Jerruh loves wasting money.

  5. Raider fans have been saying this since they celebrated a 1st round pick for him. Media made it sound like like Dallas got the steal of the century, especially since his first game with Dallas was huge. Raider fans waited in silence along with their snickering waiting for the rest of the league to figure it out…
    Wasn’t worth either first round pick or the big contract Dallas gave him – decent 2nd WR if healthy – just can’t count on him.

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