Amari Cooper's future with the Dallas Cowboys may not be a sure thing. The star wide receiver endured a tumultuous 2021 season that saw him sidelined for some key games while he was out with COVID-19. When Cowboys' executive vice president Stephen Jones was asked whether Cooper would be on the roster in 2022, Jones refused to commit either way, per Michael Gehlken.

Jones reportedly said it was “too early for me to address” whether or not Cooper would be with the Cowboys in 2022. He was also asked about a potential pay cut, but refused to answer questions regarding the contract of the 27-year-old.

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Cooper signed a five-year, $100 million contract with the Cowboys back in 2020. However, the Cowboys could part ways with their prized wideout this offseason, taking just a $6 million dead cap hit, rather than pay him the $22 million he's due. If the Cowboys don't deem Cooper worth his price tag, they have an easy way out of the whole situation by electing to use their team option to void the remainder of his deal.

If the Cowboys decide to keep Cooper on the roster, it stands to reason that they could try to work out a restructured contract. Otherwise, they'll be on the hook for three years and $60 million to the seven-year veteran.

Last season with the Cowboys, Cooper featured in 15 games, starting 14. He caught 68 receptions, the fewest in his tenure with the team, and recorded just 865 yards, the first time he finished a season with below 1,000 yards since 2o17, and only the second time he failed to top 1,000 yards in his career.