Amari Cooper says he wants to be with Cowboys
Much was made about the contract statuses of Dallas Cowboys stars Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper going into the season.
The Cowboys resolved Elliott’s situation, handing him a lucrative extension, and while the club has not yet come to terms with Prescott, the general feeling is that Dallas will ultimately extend its young quarterback.
But what about Cooper?
The wide receiver is currently in the final year of his deal, and if he hits the open market in March, he will certainly be one of the most sought after commodities in free agency.
However, Cooper isn’t even thinking about that right now:
“I haven’t really thought about that,” Cooper said Monday, per Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. “I’m not going to put the cart before the horse. We’re still in the season. I haven’t given much thought to it.”
As for whether or not he prefers to stay in Dallas? That seems like a big yes:
“I’ve enjoyed it a lot,” Cooper said of his time in Dallas. “It’s cool. [A reporter] talked about my numbers at home. It just feels good to play here, to live here. I’m happy. … I love it here. I want to be here. I just love this situation, my teammates. I just feel it’s the place for me.”
The Cowboys acquired Cooper in a trade with the Oakland Raiders midway through the 2018 campaign.
Since then, he has been an incredibly reliable target for Prescott, as he caught 53 passes for 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine games with the club last year and has logged 64 catches for 971 yards and seven scores thus far in 2019.