Cowboys Notes: Jason Witten, Amari Cooper, Zack Martin


Jason Witten

On Sunday, a report surfaced that Cowboys HC Jason Garrett had reached out retired TE Jason Witten about re-joining the team.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones denied the report and said they haven’t made any attempts to lure Witten back to Dallas.

“We haven’t at all. What you are seeing is probably lingering aspects of Jason saying I will never quit wanting to play,” Jones said.

  • Jason Garrett said of the ESPN report about him trying to convince Witten to return: “There is no truth to that story.” (Jon Machota)

Amari Cooper

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper put together another impressive game on Sunday, catching 10 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns.

After the game, Cooper said this is the kind of player he believes he’s been all along.

“I feel like that’s who I am,” Cooper said, via Pro Football Talk. “I feel like I can make those plays to help my team win. You know I did it in college a lot. In Oakland, I did it sometimes. But my whole goal is just to be more consistent and to be able to provide that type of play for my team every week.

Many criticized the Cowboys for trading a first-round pick to get Cooper and he says he heard all of the talk.

“Of course,” Cooper said. “I mean, with social media, you hear everything. But I know what I’m worth, and I know I can play football. So it didn’t really bother me.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott says he’s “thankful” the team made the move to get Cooper.

“He is an incredible player,” Prescott said of Cooper, via the Dallas Morning News. “I knew he was good. I knew he was going to get separation and get open and make great catches.

“But when you just see the run after catch and breaking tackles, and being that great of a player. As I said, I’m just thankful we got that trade.

Zack Martin

  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys do not think G Zack Martin‘s knee injury is serious. Rapoport wouldn’t be surprised if Martin missed some time, given that the Cowboys are in position to make the playoffs.
  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones mentioned that they believe Martin is dealing with an MCL sprain, but there does not appear to be any structural damage. (Jane Slater)

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