Cowboys news: Amari Cooper is a limited participant in practice
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Cowboys WR Amari Cooper is a limited participant in practice

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper returned to practice as a limited participant on Thursday. He did not participate in Wednesday’s session while nursing ankle and knee injuries. He did not attend Wednesday and Thursday practices last week, yet returned on Friday on a limited basis and recorded 11 catches for 147 yards and a score against the Vikings.

Dallas is proceeding with caution to combat Cooper’s numerous lower-body injuries, including a large bruise on his knee. The organization has not given any indication that he will not play the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The official word on his status for the game will likely be depicted in the 72 hours before the game, including Friday’s practice.

On the season, Cooper has 53 receptions for 848 yards and seven touchdowns. Despite dealing with lingering lower-body injuries throughout the season, he has not missed one of the Cowboys’ nine games. Since Dallas acquiring him before the 2018 trade deadline, he has acted as a revelation to their offense.

While the Cowboys continue to witness their Pro Bowl wide-out ease his way into practice, they are dealing with a few starters failing to practice. Right tackle La’el Collins was a non-participant on Wednesday and Thursday as he deals with back and knee injuries. Left guard Connor Williams joined him in not participating the first two days, as he recovers from a knee injury.

Meanwhile, right guard Zach Martin (back/ankle/elbow), defensive end Michael Bennett (NIR), and cornerback C.J. Goodwin (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis after not participating on Wednesday.