Should the Dallas Cowboys be Concerned about Amari Cooper?

Should the Dallas Cowboys be Concerned about Amari Cooper?

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The Extra Point: Lack of Effort? Are We Talking About the Same Amari Cooper?

There's no reason to believe that the Cowboys wide receiver due to make $20 million won't have another big season in Dallas.

It's been a bit of a an odd offseason for former Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper. 

Then again, things are seldom dull with the Dallas Cowboys. 

Nevertheless, the man who has a five-year, $100 million contract, and will have a $20 million base salary this season, has been criticized by some about his slow recovery from surgery and even ripped by former Cowboys wide receiver Jimmy Smith. 

Speaking recently on FanSided’s The Matt Lombardo Show, Smith took aim by saying, “I just wish there was a little more effort on Amari Cooper’s part. He is a guy who is so talented, but the lack of effort really, really gets under my skin.''

Um, what?

Remember, Cooper used to be widely praised at Alabama for his work ethic, including by Nick Saban. He called it the key to the receiver winning the program's first Biletnikoff Award, in addition to being named a unanimous All-American and helping lead the Crimson Tide to a national championship.

This is also a guy who without quarterback Dak Prescott still had a team-leading 92 catches for 1,114 yards and five touchdowns last season, while not missing a start.  

According to CowboysSI.com, the team is monitoring Cooper's progress and a source has confirmed that it's not concerned about his situation.

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said on June 9 that Cooper was “still working through” the ankle issue after he underwent a routine clean-up procedure in January.

Besides, there's nothing for him to prove in June. 

The source said Cooper is expected to full test the ankle and foot right around the time the team leaves for training camp on July 20. The first team workout is scheduled for two days later. 

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It's been a bit of a an odd offseason for former Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper. 

Then again, things are seldom dull with the Dallas Cowboys. 

Nevertheless, the man who has a five-year, $100 million contract, and will have a $20 million base salary this season, has been criticized by some about his slow recovery from surgery and even ripped by former Cowboys wide receiver Jimmy Smith. 

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