“I’m The Best Receiver in The League” – Cowboys Wideout Amari Cooper Out to Prove a Point in 2021

Published 09/08/2021, 2:04 PM EDT


The Dallas Cowboys concluded their 2021 NFL campaign on a dismal note. In his first season in charge as head coach in Texas, coach Mike McCarthy led America’s team to a third-placed finish above fierce rivals, Philadelphia Eagles. But with the return of Dak Prescott, things will hopefully be different for the Cowboys in 2021.

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One player to keep an eye out for in the coming months is star wide receiver, Amari Cooper. The veteran NFL wideout along with teammate Michael Gallup made headlines in 2019 with a few eye-catching displays for the Dallas-based franchise. The arrival of rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb last year propelled the Cowboys to a top tier wide receiver outfit. But they couldn’t convert their on-paper dominance to tangible results.

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Amari Cooper aiming for greatness with the Cowboys in 2021

Speaking to the media ahead of Week 1, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper tipped himself and his teammates to have a breakthrough campaign in the coming months. The outspoken baller even went to the extent of calling himself the ‘best’ wideout in the NFL, something that he needs to prove in 2021.

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“There’s a difference between thinking you’re the best and actually going out there and proving it. Do I think I’m the best? Yes. Have I proven it? I wouldn’t say I have.”

“There are guys who have actually put up some great numbers, they’ve taken advantage of their opportunities and stuff like that,” he said. “I’m just still trying to take advantage of my opportunities and trying to put up those numbers to lead the league in yards, touchdowns, all across the board really,” he said via the team’s official website.

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

Cooper’s last season with the Cowboys was forgettable at best. He finished the campaign with 92 passes for 1,114 yards playing with four different quarterbacks. He will look to redeem himself this year.

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The Cowboys kickstart their 2021 NFL campaign with an away game against reigning champions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on September 9 at the Raymond James Stadium. You can’t afford to miss this one!

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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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