Cowboys gamers, coaches and followers have been praising Amari Cooper after his huge sport in a 31-23 win in opposition to the Redskins on Thanksgiving.
And group proprietor Jerry Jones was loving it, too. The Cowboys acquired Cooper from the Raiders final month to offer the vertical menace the group has been lacking this yr, and the 24-year-old large receiver broke out in opposition to Washington. He caught eight passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns, together with a spectacular 90-yard rating that electrified the house crowd.
Afterward, Jones told reporters, “Amari seems like he is making a bid for his money.”
Greater than a reference to Cooper’s 2019 wage ($13.9 million), Jones gave the impression to be alluding to the prospect of a long-term extension for the large receiver. Quarterback Dak Prescott and operating again Ezekiel Elliott have been undoubtedly pleased with Cooper’s contributions in opposition to the Redskins.
“It takes a number of consideration off me. And I adore it,” Elliott mentioned. “It is undoubtedly going to loosen up that field. Hey, I am pleased we received him.”
The Cowboys’ huge offensive displaying by Prescott, Elliott and Cooper drew an inevitable comparability to the Cowboys’ “Triplets,” QB Troy Aikman, operating again Emmitt Smith and large receiver Michael Irvin, from the 1990s Tremendous Bowl championship groups.
Jones didn’t discourage that discuss when requested about it.
“They have it going,” Jones mentioned (by way of the Dallas News). “They’ve rapport. I believe that may occur right here, sure, and I believe Amari could be a huge a part of this for a very long time to return. He is discovered his dwelling.”