Cowboys news: WR Amari Cooper was sidelined for Wednesday's practice
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Cowboys WR Amari Cooper was sidelined for Wednesday’s practice

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Amari Cooper’s nagging injuries have not caused him to miss any games this season, but they have sure been bothersome.

The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver did not practice on Wednesday due to knee and ankle issues, per the injury report (via Jon Machota of The Athletic).

Cooper has been in and out of practice this season due to minor maladies, but those injuries did not stop him from logging 11 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown during the Cowboys’ loss to the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday.

On the season overall, Cooper has caught 53 passes for 848 yards and seven scores in spite of battling foot, ankle and knee problems, issues that started back in training camp.

Dallas initially acquired Cooper last year, when it landed the wideout in a midseason trade with the Oakland Raiders. In nine games with the Cowboys in 2018, Cooper totaled 53 grabs for 725 yards and six scores. Over the course of the full season, he hauled in 75 receptions for 1,005 yards and seven touchdowns en route to the Pro Bowl.

The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Alabama, was originally selected by the Raiders with the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.

His pro career got off to a great start, as he snared 72 balls for 1,070 yards while reaching the end zone six times during his rookie campaign followed by a 2016 season in which he registered 83 catches for 1,153 yards and five touchdowns.

Cooper made the Pro Bowl both times.

However, Cooper has a rough season in 2017, and an inauspicious start to the 2018 campaign in Oakland led to the Raiders trading him to the Cowboys.

Dallas is 5-4 on the year and will take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday.