The Dallas Cowboys and free-agent wide receiver Amari Cooper have agreed to a five year, $100 million deal.


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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Cooper never wanted to leave the Cowboys. In a recent interview with radio station 105.3 The Fan, Cooper expressed that he wanted to stay a Cowboy for life.

“I love being a Dallas Cowboy,” Cooper said March 5 on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. “I think about it almost every day. … Just the aura of being a Dallas Cowboy, you can’t beat it. I want to be a Dallas Cowboy for life.

Cooper will now become the second-highest-paid wide receiver in the league, only behind Julio Jones who earns $22 million per year.

Following a standout career at the University of Alabama, the Oakland Raiders selected Cooper with the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Cooper had a phenomenal rookie year with the Raiders, catching 72 passes for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns, ultimately earning his first Pro-Bowl selection. The following season, Cooper earned his second straight Pro Bowl selection, recording 83 catches for 1,153 yards.

The Cowboys acquired Cooper in a trade with the Oakland Raiders at the 2018 trade deadline. The 25-year-old was a huge addition for the Cowboys’ offense in the 2018 campaign as he helped them win the NFC East and a playoff game.

This past year, Cooper had a tremendous season, recording a career-high 1,189 receiving yards and 79 receptions in 16 games. In addition, quarterback Dak Prescott also had a career season this past year with Cooper as his No. 1 wide receiver. Prescott threw for 4,902 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.