Amari Cooper Still Has Cowboys In Long-Term Plans Despite Lack of Contract

Amari Cooper wants to sign long-term with Cowboys
Amari Cooper wants to sign long-term with Cowboys / Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

The Dallas Cowboys may need to jettison Amari Cooper in the offseason due to the fact that they could be creeping close to the salary cap, but the wide receiver prefers to stay in the Lone Star State.

Despite the fact that management has not discussed a contract extension with Cooper, the former Alabama wideout is adamant that he wants to remain a Cowboy.

Cooper has 971 yards receiving in 12 games this season, and is averaging a career-high 80.9 yards per game.

While Dallas would clearly like to bring their No. 1 target back, they already forked out big contracts to the likes of Ezekiel Elliott and Jaylon Smith, and will have to pony up a huge deal for Dak Prescott in the offseason.

This could push Cooper and former first-round pick Byron Jones out of town.

Jerry Jones has no problem cutting a check if you've shown that you can or have played up to that price tag, but Cooper could end up elsewhere if the five other massive contracts on that team soak up too much of the salary cap.