Cowboys WR Amari Cooper Likely Out For Preseason Due To Foot Issues

105.3 The Fan
August 22, 2019 - 8:16 am
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DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - Dallas Cowboys WR will likely sit out for the rest of the preseason due to his foot issues.

The new reason is being called, “intrinsic muscle strain of the heel" and not necessarily plantar fasciitis, said Mickey Spagnola.

“Plantar fasciitis” as it was first diagnosed has a scary ring to it, says The Fan's Mike Fisher. This, he was told, is a “very small muscle strain” of the plantar fascia, which is the ligamentous connective tissue that runs from the heel bone to the ball of the foot. There are different levels of potential injury there, all the way up to a tear.

Fisher has been told Cooper’s case is not that, but rather simply “irritation” or “inflammation.”

Cooper missed several workouts and opted to not travel last weekend to Hawaii for the Cowboys second preseason against the Rams.  

It's likely he will not play in any of the remaining preseason games, according to reports. 

Cooper played in nine games with Dallas last year after being acquired in trade from Oakland and caught 53 passes for 725 yards and six touchdowns. Over the course of the season overall, he registered 75 receptions for 1,005 yards and seven scores en route to a third Pro Bowl appearance.

Cooper is also engaged in contract extension talks with Dallas as he’s in the final year of a rookie deal that pays him $13.9 million in 2019.