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Cowboys Could Be Without Amari Cooper for Crucial Matchup Against Eagles

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 22:  Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys  at AT&T Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Dallas Cowboys offense with and without wide receiver Amari Cooper looks like you're watching two different teams, as the dynamic route runner has given Dak Prescott a safety blanket deep downfield.

The offense struggled in a 24-22 loss to the New York jets in which Cooper left the game early with a quad injury and recorded just one catch for three yards. Head coach Jason Garrett was very vague when asked about Cooper's status for the upcoming matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

While Cooper's injury is being cast as a quad bruise, he's considered week-to-week going forward, which could hinder his ability to take the field on Sunday.

Cooper has 33 catches for 515 yards and five touchdowns in what was essentially five games this season due to his injury.

If either Cooper or veteran slot receiver Randall Cobb are unable to go, offensive coordinator Kellen Moore showed that he will likely rely on Michael Gallup, former West Virginia star Tavon Austin, and 2018 sixth round pick Cedrick Wilson.

Cooper against this Philadelphia secondary would have been a matchup nightmare which Dallas would have exploited over and over again, but it appears possible that their star receiver won't be taking the field.