Amari Cooper

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Amari Cooper Makes History In Win Over Eagles

December 11, 2018 - 5:24 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Amari Cooper did something that hasn't been done in over a decade in Sunday's thrilling overtime win over the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Cooper became the first player to record at least 10 catches, 200 yards receiving and three touchdowns all in the same game since former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith did it in 2000.

The Eagles' secondary couldn't contain Cooper as he had 10 catches for 217 yards and three touchdowns. Cooper's final touchdown sealed the win for the Cowboys and nearly locked up the NFC East division title. 

Smith had 15 receptions for 291 yards and three touchdowns against the Ravens on Sept. 10, 2000.

According to, Cooper became the 18th Cowboy to have three receiving touchdowns in one game, becoming the first player to do it since Dez Bryant did it at Philadelphia on Dec. 14, 2014. However, Cooper is just the first player in the team's history to score all of his touchdowns after the third quarter. Also, he's the first player in NFL history to have three go-ahead touchdowns in the fourth quarter and overtime in the same game.