Jerry Jones Has "No Reason To Think" Cooper Won't Finish Career With Cowboys

Josh Clark
October 22, 2019 - 10:13 am
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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys are seven weeks into the season and three key players remain without a contract for 2020.  

The Jones' have expressed a desire to get deals done with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Byron Jones since the offseason began. Talks continued through training camp but never materialized into more than that.

Dallas wasn't unsuccessful by any means, however, as they did complete deals with DeMarcus Lawrence, La'el Collins, Jaylon Smith, and Ezekiel Elliott.

Since the season kicked off, reports on contract discussions have been mostly silent until Sunday when CBS Sports' reporter Jason La Canfora reported that Cooper's departure is "becoming increasingly likely" after talks hadn't gained any traction.

When asked about it Tuesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones refuted the report.

"We're proud to have Amari. 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," Jones said during his weekly appearance with Shan and RJ on 105.3 The Fan. "As far as extending him, 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."

Back in September, it was reported that Cooper was waiting for Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, and Tyreke Hill to sign extensions to help 'raise the market' before he signs his deal.

Now that all three of those players have signed their deals (Jones $22 million per season, Thomas $19.25 million per season, Hill $18 million per season), it's unknown what's keeping both sides from completing a deal. 

Cooper is earning $13.9 million this season.