Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Amari Cooper Drops a Big Injury Update

Published 08/04/2021, 1:42 PM EDT


The Dallas Cowboys had terrible luck with injuries last season. With a bunch of key players missing for vast stretches of the season, the Cowboys limped to a 6-10 losing record.

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While the defense particularly suffered due to key absentees, the offense too had its fair share of issues. With Dak Prescott out early on in the season, the offense struggled. 

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Eager to get done with what had been a sub-par season, the Cowboys endured more misery when they ended up losing wide receiver Amari Cooper in their last game of the season. 

Cooper had to undergo an ankle injury late in January and has been out since. But like most other Dallas Cowboys superstars, the wider receiver is almost ready to pad up for the new season.

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With the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp underway, Cooper remains on the injury list due to his ankle injury. But while talking to ESPN, the wide receiver revealed that his return date is now closer than ever. 

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“I wouldn’t say I’m quite 100 per cent yet, to be completely candid, but I’m real close,” Cooper said. “I can do everything, maybe a little better, just because I’ve been rehabbing so hard. Just trying to be the best Amari Cooper that I can be,” he added.

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Amari Cooper finished last season with over 1,000 yards and five touchdowns. But he knows that in 2021 he can take things one step further. He said that his time away from the game made him realized what he had been missing.  

Oct 19, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) catches a touchdown pass against Arizona Cardinals cornerback Kevin Peterson (27) in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

“The thing about being injured is it reminds you about how much you love the game,” Cooper said. It’s just shown me how much I want to be there. I miss it so much. I never wanted to run a route so bad.” 

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With two Pro Bowl appearances so far in his career, Cooper has established himself as a reliable wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys. But if his side is to make a push for the Super Bowl, they’ll need someone like Amari Cooper to step up his game.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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