The Dallas Cowboys are facing a critical matchup with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday. They have lost three of their last four games and need to find some momentum as they look to wrap up the NFC East and push for the top seed in the conference.
They got some encouraging news about their chances of a Week 13 victory on Monday when Wide Receiver CeeDee Lamb confirmed he would play against the Saints. Their other top receiver, Amari Cooper, will also be available after being activated from the Reserve/COVID list and will play against the Saints.
Cowboys WR Amari Cooper is being activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He’s expected to play tomorrow
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 1, 2021
Cooper has missed the last two games. There was concern on Tuesday when it was reported that he still wasn't feeling well and had a cough, but he's managed to overcome it and get back in the lineup which couldn't come a better time with Dak Prescott struggling as of late.
With Cooper back on the field and consistently winning one-on-one matchups, it forces teams to roll coverage his way which allows Lamb and Michael Gallup to get single coverage.
His return is invaluable to the Cowboys' offense.