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#pounditThursday, August 13, 2020

Amari Cooper wants to re-sign with Cowboys: ‘I love it here’

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The Dallas Cowboys are focused on trying to sign Dak Prescott to a contract extension, but they are also at risk of losing the quarterback’s favorite target in free agency. While there has been no indication that Amari Cooper and the Cowboys have made progress toward a deal, the star wide receiver insists he does not want to play anywhere else.

Cooper was asked about his contract on Monday, and he said he loves the situation he is in and has no desire to test the market.

As Clarence Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram notes, one issue that could be holding up contract talks between Cooper and the Cowboys is that the agents who represent the 25-year-old just split. Cooper said he still deals with both and has not chosen between the two for representation.

Cooper’s contract will likely be directly impacted by what the Cowboys decide to do with Prescott. It’s essentially a foregone conclusion that Prescott will remain in Dallas, but there have been rumblings that he may be hit with the franchise tag to give the sides longer to negotiate. Teams can only use the tag on one player, so the Cowboys would not be able to use it on Cooper if they go that route.

Some view it as increasingly likely that Cooper will leave Dallas, but his remarks on Monday may be a hint that he is willing to take slightly less from the Cowboys than he would elsewhere. That would certainly make things a lot easier on the team.

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