Cowboys Camp: Amari Cooper Sidelined With Heel Bruise

Mike Fisher
August 05, 2019 - 10:46 am

OXNARD (105.3 The Fan) - Amari Cooper on Friday experienced some soreness in his heel and on Saturday was removed from the practice session here at Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard for precautionary reasons.

Cooper, the three-time Pro Bowler bidding for a new contract extension while he works through camp, showed up for work on Saturday to begin stretching but experienced enough discomfort to merit keeping him sidelined for the day.

His status for Sunday's Blue-White Scrimmage is so-far undetermined, though logically the Cowboys would be wise to play it safe with the standout player.

Cooper has almost literally won every rep in one-on-one drills against defensive backs in this first week of camp, his route-running ability proving to be the difference-maker.

Cooper tops the trio of pass-catchers along with second-year man Michael Gallup and veteran newcomer Randall Cobb (who had a vet's day off on Saturday). Youngsters Reggie Davis and Jon'Vea Johnson are candidates to jump from the second-team unit up to first-team rotation if Cooper misses any time.

Cooper is entering his fifth year in the NFL and his first full season with the Cowboys after being acquired in trade last October. Cooper is credited with helping turn around the Cowboys' 2018 season. He's presently involved in contract extension talks with the Cowboys as he enters the final year of a deal that pays him $13.9 million. His agent Joel Segal this week spent time in Oxnard meeting and dining with Jerry and Stephen Jones.