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Talks Between Cowboys and Amari Cooper Encouraging

The week in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine is an excellent opportunity for teams and agents of players to catch up on contract talks. While at the combine last week, the met with representatives of , , and .

Those talks all went a variety of directions and didn't lead to anything concrete, but it provided some clarity as to the direction the Dallas Cowboys are taking. We learned that the Cowboys will almost certainly use the exclusive on Dak Prescott if the two sides are unable to come to an agreement by the March 12th deadline. We also learned that Byron Jones will be testing the free agency waters when the league year opens on March 18th. Jones is expected to have quite a few suitors on the open market and may come away with the richest contract ever.

That leaves us with Amari Cooper, where news has been a little more under the radar. However, per a from .com, things are looking positive on the possibility of a long-term .

“The Cowboys also are working on an extension with Amari Cooper, and sources say they've been encouraged by the state of those talks in recent weeks. If no new collective bargaining agreement is in place by the start of the league year, teams would be allowed to use the franchise tag and the this year, and in that case Cooper would be a strong candidate for the transition tag if they can't do an extension with him in time.”

Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler, ESPN.com

The Dallas Cowboys have been committed to finding a long-term contract for Amari Cooper since trading their 2019 pick for him in the middle of the . He and Dak Prescott found instant chemistry on the field over the last half of 2018, igniting the Cowboys and helping the team go on a 7-1 run to finish the season.

Despite limiting him for much of the , Amari Cooper put together another really strong campaign. His chemistry with Dak Prescott is one of the major reasons the Cowboys offense found success and why Prescott was able to set career highs in yards and touchdowns in 2019.

New Dallas Cowboys was impressed with Cooper when he and the went back and reviewed the film from 2019 and stated, he hopes to bring Cooper back for 2020.

The Cowboys and Amari Cooper will come to an agreement on a contract extension that will make Cooper one of the highest-paid wide receivers in the NFL. He’s been incredibly valuable to the Cowboys through his first year and a half with the organization.

With 10 days until the franchise and transition tag deadline and 16 days until the opening of , there’s plenty of time for the two sides to work out a deal. Both sides are motivated to come to an agreement and that mutual interest is an important aspect to finalizing a long-term contract.

There will be deals.

John Williams
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