Since being traded to the Cowboys in 2018, wide receiver Amari Cooper has completely turned his career around.
Once thought of as a borderline bust in Oakland, struggling with drops on an underperforming team, Cooper has emerged as a consistent Pro Bowl caliber player through his immediate chemistry with quarterback Dak Prescott.
And he’s getting the national praise he deserves.
Jared Dubin of CBS Sports ranked his top ten wide receivers heading into the 2020 season, slotting the Cowboys’ WR1 as sixth overall.
“With offensive coordinator Kellen Moore remaining in place under new head coach Mike McCarthy, and with CeeDee Lamb joining Cooper and Gallup in three-receiver sets, Cooper could be operating in more space than ever before, while also perhaps playing in the pass-heaviest offense of his career. Considering his chemistry with Prescott, that seems like the recipe for a monster season.“
Jared’s correct in his assessment of what this Cowboys passing game can be. With a variety of weapons on the outside, a steady quarterback in Prescott at the helm, and a pair of dynamic running backs in Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard 2020 looks incredibly bright for this offense.
Cooper was worthy of increased defensive attention each and every week in 2019, but with Michael Gallup’s sophomore emergence and the obvious talent CeeDee Lamb possesses, Cooper could see even more open space in 2020.
Yes – there is only one ball and many of these weapons will have to show some patience throughout the season, but this seems like a unique group of WR1 talented players who each understand what it takes to win.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cowboys had two or three of the top 25-30 receivers come season’s end.