Cowboys WR Randall Cobb calls Amari Cooper the ‘Kawhi Leonard of the NFL’
Cross-sports comparisons are weird. However, that won’t stop Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Randall Cobb from making one.
“He’s Kawhi Leonard of the NFL,” Cobb said, via Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News. “When it comes to his game, he’s a quiet assassin. He makes the plays and just goes about it. … That’s who he is. That’s his personality.”
Cooper, 25, like Leonard, is a quiet superstar. A three-time Pro Bowler in five years of play, the Cowboys wide receiver is not one to talk his game up, rather, it does the talking itself.
“He doesn’t say too much,” wide receiver Michael Gallup said on Friday. “It’s normal for him. Catching crazy passes like that for touchdowns, deep balls, that’s what he does. I mean, it doesn’t really excite him anymore until we get on the sideline and he tells us how he did it. Then he’ll laugh about it.”
On the year, Cooper has 53 receptions for 848 yards and seven touchdowns. He has done so while not missing a game despite numerous lingering lower-body injuries throughout the season. He won’t talk about those, and, unlike Leonard, he also won’t take time off for “load management.”
In a position group filled with divas, Cooper is an anomaly. He is the rare quiet superstar wide receiver. Only fellow game-breaking forces DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones can claim the same crown.