What About Amari?
Someone I left off Sport DFW’s poll was Amari Cooper. But the more we learn of Cooper’s situation, the more he becomes a legit worry, in more ways than one.
First, it’s his health. Conflicting reports regarding his exact injury aside, Coop is hurt and that’s not likely to change between now and Week 1. He’s said he can deal with the pain and has done so before, but at what cost?
If the Dallas Cowboys want to make a Super Bowl run they are going to need their elite WR playing at an elite level. The schedule is too darn hard not to be. Michael Gallup is primed for a breakout largely because Amari Cooper’s going to pull all the attention. We’ve seen this passing offense without Amari. It ain’t pretty.
Second, Amari is looking for a new deal. Like Prescott, Amari is a free agent following this season. While Dak and Zeke are likely going to be resolved sometime soon, I’m not nearly as optimistic about Cooper and his new deal.
Not only could this go unresolved all season, but Cooper may ultimately set the market and be the highest paid WR in the NFL next season. That’s concerning as well. So the concerns revolving around Cooper are twofold. That’s why Amari’s entire situation this year is my top concern heading into the season.
Concern Level: 7/10
So my final order of concern is: Amari Cooper, the offensive line, Maher’s inconsistency, Zeke’s holdout, and finally Dak’s enormous next deal. What’s your ranking and why?