According to Amari Cooper’s contract, he will be back with the Dallas Cowboys next year. A new report suggests this might not be true.
Cooper still has three years remaining on his contract. According to Jon Machota, The Athletic, Cooper could “part ways” to create more salary cap space in the offseason.
Cooper was questioned about his plans to return next year after Dallas’ season-ending defeat to the San Francisco 49ers.
“I don’t make those decisions,” he said, via Machota. “I honestly don’t know, but hopefully.”
Cooper caught 68 passes for 865 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games for the Cowboys this season. He had six receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown in Dallas’ loss to the 49ers this weekend. This was the end of its season.
Cooper has been with Cowboys since 2018, when he was traded to the Oakland Raiders for a first-round draft pick. Cooper failed to reach 1,000 yards receiving this season for the first time since 2017.
Jerry Jones , Cowboys owner, spoke about Sunday’s controversial loss to San Francisco 49ers.
Jones stated, “When you have this combination of players, you must be successful.”
The Cowboys won six of their final six regular season games and finished 12-5, before losing their wild-card matchup against 49ers at home 23-17.
After quarterback Dak Preston ran up the middle, there were no timeouts and only a few seconds left in regulation. Prescott was unable to spike the ball in time and the Cowboys raced to the line.
The rule states that the official must touch and hold the ball before the offense can snap it. Prescott and his team did not hand the ball to the official, so the official had to battle his way through the lineman in order to place it.
For the first time since 2016, when they were 13-3, the Cowboys won 12 of their games. Only two other teams have had a 12-win season in the last decade, and only three times since the beginning of the century.
Jones believes that if the Cowboys are to win, they must do it now.
“We all know how it goes in the NFL, the whole thing is set up to take away from the best and then to the ones that need improvement,” Jones said.