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Cowboys WR Amari Cooper’s status for training camp after ankle surgery

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper underwent surgery on his right ankle after the 2020 NFL season ended. The recovery is going somewhat slowly, and Cooper will be “cutting it close” with his rehab in terms of it being complete by the time the Cowboys have their first training camp workout on July 22, per Sports Illustrated’s Mike Fisher.

The good news is there’s no long-term concern about Cooper’s recovery. Also, even if he’s not ready for that first day of workouts, the wide receiver should be good to go relatively soon after that.

Cooper underwent a clean-up surgery on the ankle back in January. The recovery has taken a bit longer than expected, but the Cowboys definitely don’t want him to rush back and make things worse. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said about a month ago that Cooper was still working his way back from the surgery.

The 27-year-old Cooper had one of the best seasons of his career in 2020, catching a career-high 92 passes for 1,114 yards and five touchdowns. The wideout was this productive despite Dak Prescott going down early in the season, resulting in a lot of Andy Dalton, who was a major step down from Prescott.

With Prescott returning to the fold for 2021, the Cowboys are hoping to bounce back from a disastrous season that saw them finish 6-10.