Amari Cooper reveals Dak Prescott had football field built at home to host practices
Similar to most players, Dak Prescott didn’t have many chances to work with his teammates on the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, so he took matters into his own hands. Ahead of his second full season with the Cowboys, Amari Cooper revealed that Prescott built a football field at his home to host practices.
During a conversation with the NFL Network’s Jane Slater, Cooper spoke about Prescott’s efforts to build chemistry with his teammates.
#Cowboys WR Amari Cooper says he and a number of offensive players have been working out pretty consistently together to get their timing right with QB Dak Prescott. Recently those workouts have been at Prescott's who just had a football field constructed at his home.
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 4, 2020
Back in 2018, the Cowboys were able to acquire Cooper from the Oakland Raiders (now Las Vegas Raiders). The moment he joined Dallas, it was evident that he and Prescott were going to be a perfect match moving forward.
In his first nine games with the team in 2018, Cooper caught 53 passes for 725 yards and six touchdowns. Then, last season, the former No. 4 pick would corral 79 receptions for 1,189 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns.
Also, he produced a career-best 15.1 yards per receptions last season. As a result, the Cowboys signed Cooper to a massive contract earlier this offseason.
While Cooper figures to be the No. 1 wide receiver for the Cowboys again in 2020, he’ll have a bit more company this season. Besides Cooper, Dallas also has Michael Gallup and rookie CeeDee Lamb to give targets to. Meanwhile, Blake Jarwin is slated to replace Jason Witten at the tight end position.
Despite the Cowboys returning most of their starters, Prescott wants to ensure that he’s on the same page as his pass-catchers. Especially since he’s entering another year where he bet on himself, with him playing under the franchise tag in 2020. And while he couldn’t find a practice field to use this offseason, the fifth-year quarterback built a field at his residence to work out with teammates.