Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Amari Cooper is looking to build on his success from last season and help lead America’s Team on a Super Bowl run.
Nobody is questioning Dallas Cowboys‘ owner and general manager Jerry Jones anymore about trading a first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for wide receiver Amari Cooper. Dallas ended 2018 on a 7-2 run as well as defeating the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs. After the midseason trade, Cooper’s production increased as well and he became the backbone of the Cowboys’ passing game.
Cooper will now have an entire offseason to work with quarterback Dak Prescott as well as new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. He is an exceptional route runner and has game-changer written all over him. Cooper is a star in the making at only 24-years old and looks to be a part of the Cowboys’ new big three alongside Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott.
The stats don’t lie.
Before Cooper’s arrival, Dallas’ third down conversion rate was 28th in the league at 31.8 percent. Through the second half of the season, it increased to 48.4 percent which proved that Amari’s arrival was a big difference maker within the offense.
Prescott continued to improve each week as Cooper became his number one target and their chemistry continued to grow. The addition of Amari boosted Dak’s stats. With Cooper on the outside, Prescott threw for 2,468 yards with 14 touchdowns and only four interceptions while completing over 71.3 percent of his passes.
The three-time Pro Bowler ended the year catching 75 passes for 1,005 yards and seven touchdowns in both Oakland and Dallas combined. Since arriving at Jerry’s World, Cooper has reinvented himself in the passing game and went back to being one of the best receivers in the league. If he would’ve been with the Cowboys all season, his projected production would’ve been 94 catches for 1,289 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Heading into next season …
Personally, I think the Dallas Cowboys will go as far as Amari Cooper can take them. And Dak Prescott’s success is dependent on him as well. Cowboys fan’s are excited to see a full year of Cooper and, with a great offseason, Dallas looks primed to make another playoff run.