3. Sign wide receiver Amari Cooper
After getting Prescott under contract the focus should be on your next offensive star, wide receiver Amari Cooper, who is set to become a free agent this offseason.
The Cowboys front office had an idea of what type of contract Cooper would want before trading a number one pick for him. His ideal landing spot would be between $18-20 million per year. Landing him as one of the top three highest paid wide receivers.
With the foreseeable contract negotiations upcoming, you don’t trade a number one pick and refuse to lock up a 25-year old stud receiver who helped turn your offense around.
Cooper is arguably the best route runner in the game and it has shown since he’s been acquired from the Oakland Raiders. Cooper has racked up 1,914 yards on 132 catches and produced 14 touchdowns.
Cooper has built a chemistry with Prescott and that will only continue to grow. Wide receiver Michael Gallup is not ready to be a true number one receiver yet, he strives in the number two role and brings a different element to the Cowboys offense.
Both wide receivers balance each other out and make for a great one, two punch at the position. Combing both of these wide receivers with a true threat in the slot and at tight end could be an absolute nightmare for opposing defenses, but Cooper is the main attraction.
We saw the immediate impact Cooper had following the trade from the Raiders. Let’s not revisit that style of offense. Whether it is a longterm deal or the franchise tag, Cooper must be with this team in 2020.