The narrative on Amari Cooper back in 2019 was that he didn't perform well on the road as he only amassed 27 receptions away from AT&T Stadium that season. However, Cooper quickly changed that narrative in 2020 as he caught 48 of his 92 receptions on the road.
Since joining the Dallas Cowboys in 2018, Cooper has been dominant when playing at home though. So much so, that his 2,229 yards at home are the most for any wide receiver over that span.
When the Cowboys had a three-game homestand in 2018, Cooper started his dominance when playing under the bright lights of Jerry World. In Week 12 against Washington, Cooper racked up 180 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions. Two weeks later when the Philadelphia Eagles came to town, Cooper had arguably the best game of his career with 217 yards and three touchdowns on 10 receptions. The Cowboys won both games against their division rivals.
2019 saw a couple of big-time performances by Cooper at home much like the year before, except the Cowboys lost both games. Nonetheless, Cooper set a career-high with 226 yards on 11 receptions against the Green Bay Packers in Week 5. Five weeks later, he hauled in 11 passes again for 147 yards against the Minnesota Vikings.
Cooper set a career-high with 92 receptions last season despite playing with four different quarterbacks. It was the fifth time in six seasons he went over 1,000 yards and all four of his 100-yard games came inside AT&T Stadium.
After 16 receptions in the first two games, Cooper only caught three passes for 26 yards in the Cowboys' home opener this past Monday. The Cowboys face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday who has the NFL's top defensive unit overall, and more specifically, the best against the run.
This could mean a replay of Week 1 when the Cowboys attacked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers mostly through the air due to their stout run defense. If so, Cooper could have another one of his outstanding home outings.