WR – Amari Cooper
Wideout Amari Cooper has quietly strung together a few games that would likely read the same is quarterback Dak Prescott was still playing. This four-time Pro Bowl player has shown that he can still get open no matter who is throwing the football.
Unfortunately for him, his quiet heroics have not been enough to help this team consistently win football games. Cooper has 71 catches, which is tied for seventh in the league, and also has 848 yards, which is also good for 12th in the league.
Those are really good stats considering the team lost Dak Prescott in early October.
The current group of signal-callers on this team have not been able to run the offense properly because of the lack of upfront protection. Even with multiple backup players at key positions have not slowed down Cooper as this year’s catches and yards almost equal last year’s stats at this time.
Through the first 11 weeks of last season, Cooper had only 56 catches compared to this year’s 71. His 848 yards this year trail last year’s pace of 886 yards by only 38 yards. This is the perfect time to let everyone know that Cooper made the Pro Bowl last year.
Like I stated in the beginning, the Pro Bowl is a popularity contest that uses stats as a way of validating a big name making the team rather than actually voting in deserving players. There will be some Pro Bowl snuffs, I just hope the Dallas Cowboys aren’t a subject of controversy.