Even so, they managed to finish the season 6-10, which gives them some hope ahead for the next campaign. They have an improved roster, their coaching staff will enter its second year with the team, and their stars will be back.
Moreover, America's Team just got great news regarding Amari Cooper, who had been sidelined since early January after undergoing surgery on his ankle. According to a report by ESPN, he's almost ready to go now.
NFL News: Amari Cooper Is Almost Ready To Go
“I wouldn’t say I’m quite 100 percent yet, to be completely candid, but I’m real close. I can do everything, maybe a little better, just because I’ve been rehabbing so hard." the former Raiders player said. "Just trying to be the best Amari Cooper that I can be, trying to be better than I've ever been. I've been talking to myself a lot lately about how I want this year to be different than any other year that I've played football."
Cooper Says He's Trying To Drop Some Pounds
Cooper added that he's been taking his conditioning up a notch over the past couple of weeks, trying to get slimmer ahead of next season. According to the former Bama star, we still haven't seen the best of him:
"You set the goals you want in terms of weight, speed, quickness and you can feel a difference," Cooper said. " You see Julio (Jones) that's like the guy at Bama and I was accustomed to being smaller already. Not small, but smaller/quicker/faster receiver."
"I wanted to be that guy who was big with all those qualities. Just like big, strong, fast. I did it, it was cool. But I didn't really notice a difference in terms of it was harder to tackle me. I was playing the same at the line of scrimmage, guys couldn't really touch me so I just don't feel like I need to be that big anymore. I'm 215 now, I'm going to try to play at 210. You might not even be able to see me running," he concluded.
Amari Cooper has been the Cowboys' mean threat in the passing game since they traded for him. And with CeeDee Lamb ready to break out in his sophomore season, we wouldn't dare sleep on this offense.