Cowboys Less Likely To Extend WR Amari Cooper This Year


According to Adam Schefter, the Cowboys are less likely to finish an extension for WR Amari Cooper this year despite agreeing to deals for several other players. 

Cooper has been “intentionally patient” and waited as players like Saints WR Michael Thomas and Falcons WR Julio Jones have reset the market for top wide receivers with their extensions. Thomas’ deal averaged $20 million per season while Jones signed for $22 million a year. 

The Cowboys haven’t had much contact with Cooper regarding negotiations, though Cooper has maintained he wants to stay in Dallas long-term.

Cooper, 25, is a former No. 4 overall pick by the Raiders out of Alabama in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Raiders traded him to the Cowboys for a first-round pick midway through the 2018 season.

Cooper played out the final year of his four-year, $22.7 million contract, but his fifth-year option was picked up in 2018. He’s in line to be an unrestricted free agent in 2020. 

In 2018, Cooper appeared in 15 games, six for the Raiders and nine for the Cowboys. In total, he caught 75 passes for 1005 yards receiving and seven touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Cooper as the news is available. 

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