The Dallas Cowboys have been working overtime to secure their big three on offense and at the last minute, the Jerry Jones owned franchised reached a deal with their number one receiver.
It was announced late on Monday that Amari Cooper would re-sign with the Cowboys for $100 million over the next 5 years. The Pro Bowl receiver came to Dallas in a 2018 trade with the Oakland Raiders, costing them a first-round pick in the 2019 draft.
Cooper said throughout contract negotiations that he wanted to be a Cowboy, and the front office wanted Cooper as well. It was only for a short period of time that Cooper was a free agent this offseason and after entertaining a deal with the division-rival Washington team, the Cowboys made Cooper the $100 million deal
The trade for Cooper turned the Cowboys season around that year after a lackluster 3-4 start ended in a 10-6 season with a playoff win over the Seattle Seahawks, the Cowboys first playoff win since 2014.
In his first full season with Big Blue, Coop recorded 1,189 yards receiving and 8 touchdowns on 79 receptions.
Now with Cooper locked into a deal, the team still is working to lock in their quarterback who was franchise tagged in place of reaching a long term deal.
Prescott turned down a deal that would’ve awarded the 2016 Rookie of the Year $33 million per year, while reportedly seeking a market setting $40 million per year.