While the Oakland Raiders received hit-or-miss production from wide receiver Amari Cooper, it seems everyone else around him can only see a star. And just weeks after the Dallas Cowboys struck a deal for the talented young wideout, Cooper has put together a solid first two games with his new team. He’s flashed plenty of upside and many people are taking notice.
One name who Cooper doesn’t need to impress is Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones. While the two will square off in Week 11 when the Cowboys meet the Falcons, Jones offered up a rave review of the new No. 1 wideout in Dallas, per Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.
It’s always good to hear comments like this from a player of Jones’ caliber, but even better when it comes after a blockbuster deal which included the team trading a first-round pick. Cooper is trending upwards, and his start with the Cowboys proves that.
Amari Cooper’s Early Success With Cowboys
After a very hit-or-miss start to the 2018 season for Cooper with the Raiders, he’s had little problem finding success playing with the Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott. Over the first two games, Cooper has hauled in 11-of-18 targets for 133 yards and one touchdown. And based on comments from Prescott, the duo hasn’t even started to hit their stride yet, especially on deep passes.
Per Jon Machota and the Dallas Morning News:
Regardless of how you look at it, this deal made sense for the Cowboys. They were destined to select a wide receiver very early in the 2019 NFL Draft, so instead, they chose to add one who has had NFL success and plenty of upside at just 24 years old. Time will tell whether or not the deal works out for Dallas, but fans have to be happy with the return through thus far.
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