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Cowboys WR Amari Cooper undergoes MRI on knee, won’t practice on Thursday

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper continues an injury-riddled 2019 season, now nursing a knee injury.

Cooper underwent an MRI on Wednesday after suffering a knee injury in the second quarter of the Cowboys’ Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants. Cooper missed practice on Thursday, but head coach Jason Garrett is hopeful he can practice on Friday or Saturday.

So far this season, Cooper has suffered foot, ankle, and quadriceps injuries. Despite a flurry of injuries, Cooper has played in every game for the Cowboys this season.

Through eight games, Cooper has 42 receptions for 701 yards and six touchdowns.

Cooper played his first four seasons with the Oakland Raiders before being traded to the Cowboys for a first round pick. In nine games for Dallas last season, he recorded 53 receptions for 725 yards and six touchdowns. Getting Cooper was a major boost to the teams offense and quarterback Dak Prescott’s development.

Dallas will need Cooper in the last half of the season, currently in a tight race with the Philadelphia Eagles. Dallas remains in first place with a 5-3 record and tiebreaker over the Eagles, but recent play shows the teams weaknesses. Dallas will play Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field in Week 16.

Before Philadelphia, Dallas will take on the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, and Los Angeles Rams.

At this point in the season, many players are nursing injuries, so Cooper’s situation is more of a matter if he is ready to go week in and week out come Sunday.