Happy Anniversary to Amari Cooper - Who Jerry Jones wants in 'Cowboys for Life' Club

Mike Fisher

FRISCO - Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Dallas Cowboys' trade acquisition of Amari Cooper, and owner Jerry Jones says there are many Amari-in-Dallas years to come, predicting that Cooper will "finish his career with the Dallas Cowboys.

That's a long way off, of course; Cooper is just 25 years old, with three Pro Bowls behind him, another one being earned this year, and a long future ahead of him.

Oh, and a gigantic contract ahead of him, too.

"We're proud to have Amari,'' Jerry said, reflecting on the trade a year ago that sent a first-round pick to the Raiders. "He's impactful to our team. That's exactly what we used that pick for. He's certainly performed at the level that we had anticipated.''

Cooper himself does not disagree. In his 16 games in Dallas, he's caught 91 balls for 1,346 yards and 11 TDs. Said Amari: “I wouldn’t say it’s been too far off from what I expected. I expected to come in here and be a playmaker and help this offense, and help us win games. I think I’ve done some of that so far.”

Jones was naturally asked by my guys "Shan and RJ' on 105.3 The Fan about the contract extension that is yet to happen ... and the rumors claiming it is some not going to happen.

"As far as extending him,'' Jerry said of Cooper, who is earning $13.9 million this year, "I know that no one has that type of information because I'm the only one that ultimately makes that decision. I have no reason to think Amari Cooper won't finish his career with the Dallas Cowboys.''