Cowboys Provide Update on Amari Cooper's Thigh Injury

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 06: Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys on the sideline of the game against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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During Sunday's loss to the New York Jets, Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Amari Cooper left the game and didn't return because of a quad injury.

Dallas has now diagnosed him with a thigh bruise, which can be very painful, but doesn't appear to be overly serious to the point of missing extended time.

When Cowboys VP Stephen Jones was asked about the team's countless injuries, he insisted that if Cooper, Tyron Smith, and others don't return this week against the Philadelphia Eagles, that they'll be ready to go after the subsequent bye week.

You would think the Cowboys should be able to function without Cooper for one more week if that ends up being the case, but they struggled mightily on Sunday in his absence absence.

Cooper has been a major asset for this offense, as he's hauled in 33 receptions for 515 yards and five touchdowns over six games. There's simply no like-for-like replacement for his talent, and his return cannot come soon enough for Big D.