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Monday, September 16, 2019

Report: Cowboys want to extend Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper after season

Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys apparently feel that they have the two most important pieces of their passing game in place, and they want to make sure both players remain with the team for years to come.

Amari Cooper has played well since the Cowboys traded a first-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for him, and the wide receiver broke out with 180 yards and two touchdowns in a much-needed win on Thanksgiving Day. Jerry Jones has already said Prescott is “going to get extended,” and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported on Sunday that Dallas wants to sign both Cooper and Prescott to long-term deals this offseason.

Rapoport noted that the Cowboys are expected to have the salary cap space needed to sign both players. It’s worth mentioning that ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Dallas has not yet had any talks with Cooper’s representatives regarding a contract extension, and there is no real sense of urgency since he has the fifth-year option on his rookie deal remaining in 2019 and the team could use the franchise tag after that, if needed.

The Cowboys are 6-5 after their win over Washington on Thanksgiving and suddenly look like the favorites to win the NFC East. Judging by the way Cooper has played since the trade, it seems like the concerns the Raiders had about him were unfounded.

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