Amari Cooper’s bruised heel isn’t a concern for Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys wideout Amari Cooper is nursing a bruised heel; however, head coach Jason Garrett told reporters on Sunday at the team’s training camp that it’s not a concern.
Per David Moore of the Dallas Morning News on Twitter:
“He was moving around fine during the walk-thru so we’ll see as the day progresses,” Jason Garrett said. If Cooper doesn’t practice today, Garrett indicates he should be ready by Tuesday.
Cooper, 25, is a fifth-year wide receiver and former standout at the University of Alabama under Nick Saban, arrived in Dallas after the Cowboys acquired him in a trade with the Oakland Raiders. Cooper was a first-round pick of Oakland’s before going to the Cowboys for a future first-round pick.
The 6-foot-1 Cooper appeared in nine games during his abbreviated initial season with the ‘Boys last year. He recorded 53 receptions for 725 yards, caught six touchdowns, and averaged 13.7 yards per reception.
In his four-year career, Cooper has put up 3,908 receiving yards, 278 total receptions, and 25 touchdowns for the Raiders and Cowboys.
Cooper is also a three-time Pro-Bowl wideout and former Heisman Trophy finalist in 2014. Dallas will be without Cole Beasley during the 2019 season since the 30-year-old signed with the Buffalo Bills in the offseason.
Dallas’ wide receiver corps also features weapons for quarterback Dak Prescott including Tavon Austin, Randall Cobb, and Michael Gallup. Austin was traded to the Cowboys from the Los Angeles Raiders in 2018. Cobb is a 28-year-old veteran wideout who played eight seasons with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Gallup is a 23-year-old former third-round pick of the Cowboys.