Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is frustrated with some of the team’s contracts and his current limited status. That includes the Amari Cooper wide receiver.
Jones wants to see more of Cooper in the long run, especially given the amount of money he pays for the Alabama product. The Dallas the owner didn’t hide that fact in a weekly radio segment.
“Amari Cooper should carry half of the field when he’s running on a track… that whole defence has to honor Cooper. He must be able to catch it in the middle as they go with him. Others do. You throw to people who are always protected,” Jones said.
That criticism was not thinly concealed.
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Cooper will make $60 million over the next three seasons. Cowboys really have a season this, but not sure to use it.
“The reason those contracts are being discussed is because they have two sides: one gets it and the other has to pay it,” Jones said. “The up-and-coming will come out and perform regularly at the level of the contract. That’s usually how I think about those contracts.”
Jones hasn’t said he regrets handing Cooper a big deal, but his comments suggest he wants to see more from the alleged top pick for Dak Prescott. He ended the year with just 865 yards received and eight touchdowns, even though he started just 14 games.
If Jerry has anyone to blame, it’s him. Cooper’s production (at the time) warranted such a deal, and so Jones invested. It was his fault.
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