Rapoport mentions that Cooper is resting in the hope that his ankle issues will calm down.
Earlier in the day, Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy noted that Cooper “is still working through” an ankle injury, which explains why he hasn’t practiced this spring.
McCarthy did however say that he’s “hopeful” Cooper will be ready for the start of training camp.
Cooper, 26, 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, as well as his fifth-year option which cost Dallas $13,924,000 for 2019. He was set to be an unrestricted free agent when he signed a five-year, $100 million contract with the Cowboys in 2020.
In 2020, Cooper appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and caught 92 passes for 1,114 yards receiving and five touchdowns.