If there are any Cowboy fans nervous about whether or not wide receiver Amari Cooper plans to sign an extension to stay in Dallas, it seems like you can finally exhale. Cooper recently commented on his future with the Cowboys, and it should bring about real optimism.
Cooper experienced a career revival when he was dealt from Oakland to Dallas in the middle of last season, posting 53 receptions for 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine games with the Cowboys. After consistently underwhelming in each of his last two season with the Raiders, his hot end to last year's campaign reminded many of the high expectations attached to him when he was drafted fourth overall in 2015.
Amari Cooper on why the Cowboys have been a “perfect fit” for him:— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) June 24, 2019
“It’s like I was a piece of the puzzle that was needed. ... I can only thank God that I was brought here to be a Dallas Cowboy. ... It just seems like everything fell in place here.” pic.twitter.com/4LDjS0kRWg
But this isn't a win for just Cooper -- Dallas, too, will reap the benefits if Cooper does sign an extension, as the Cowboys have been in the hunt for a true No. 1 wide receiver after the Dez Bryant saga ended with him packing his bags and heading to New Orleans.
After only turning 25 a week ago, Cooper is still a young player with room to grow. If he continues to ball out the way he did at the tail end of last season, those astronomical projections from draft night may start to become reality.