Amare Cooper Leaving Cowboys For Eagles
Amare Cooper is leaving the Cowboys for the Eagles, it would appear.
Coming into this offseason, Dallas had a very clear plan.
Priority number one would be re-signing quarterback Dak Prescott to a long-term deal.
Number two would be doing the same with Cooper.
Unfortunately, it looks like the Cowboys are falling short in both regards.
Despite saying at the Senior Bowl that he wanted to get something done with both men, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones has not been able to deliver anything yet.
As of now, it is beginning to look increasingly likely that Dallas will need to use its franchise tag on Prescott.
Beyond that, it is also now very distinctly possible that Cooper will find a home elsewhere.
One potential destination?
Recently, NFL.com suggested that the Eagles make a lot of sense as a landing spot for Cooper.
“I don’t see Jerry Jones breaking the bank for Cooper, and if Dallas’ offer isn’t up to his standard, it will only take one team to put big money on the table for Cooper to leave,” the column noted.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if Eagles general manager Howie Roseman came calling. There’s no doubt Cooper could help this offense, which was extremely thin at the wide receiver position last season, with injuries plaguing nearly every starter.
“Cooper’s production doesn’t always match his crazy ability, but I believe he’d do well paired with a player like Alshon Jeffery. Cooper wouldn’t draw all of the attention, and he wouldn’t have to be ‘the guy’ for the Eagles.
“Plus, he’d have a field day facing the Cowboys’ secondary twice a year.”
Cooper is coming off a career year where he recorded 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns.
If the Cowboys don’t step up to the plate with a deal he feels pays him his worth, the Eagles undoubtedly will.
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