Having an impact number one wide receiver is a privilege. The Dallas Cowboys are thankful to have Amari Cooper, and re-signing him should be a no-brainer.
What are some things that an impact player does for a team? Well, for one they usually have a pretty good stat line. They also make a difference for the team even when they are not directly involved.
The Dallas Cowboys have that in wide receiver Amari Cooper. This offseason, his rookie contract that was originally signed with the Oakland Raiders expires. Why should the Cowboys re-sign Cooper, and how much money can he get?
Amari Cooper showed up to Dallas with a bang. Cooper had an immediate impact and looked like he found his former Pro Bowl self after a shaky season in 2017. He was great in his first nine games with the Cowboys after playing six with the Raiders.
In those six games with the Raiders, Cooper had 280 yards and one touchdown. He was traded on October 22nd and went off for 725 yards and six touchdowns in nine games.
That pace would have him rack up 1,289 yards and 11 touchdowns in 16 games. That would have been career highs in both categories.
After posting a record of 3-4 before acquiring Cooper, the Cowboys erupted with a 7-2 record after the trade. I’m not saying that Cooper turned the entire team around, but he sure made the offense a lot more explosive.
That season saw him make the Pro Bowl for the second time in his career. Cooper proved his route running skills are amongst the best and that he can have a huge impact.