Releasing Amari Cooper doesn’t appear to be the only option for the Dallas Cowboys this offseason.
It sure has been a hectic day for Dallas Cowboys fans. On Friday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped quite the report, stating that the expectation is that the Cowboys will release superstar wideout Amari Cooper this month.
Now, though, it’s looking like Dallas might try and get creative here instead. According to Ian Rapoport, Dallas is also open to trying to trade Cooper as well. How will this story end up playing out?
The Dallas Cowboys could try and trade wideout Amari Cooper
Rapoport noted that there could be several teams interested in trying to trade for Cooper, as the market for wideouts in free agency isn’t sexy whatsoever. At 27 years old, Cooper is still a beast in this league. He’s recorded 1,000-yard seasons in two of the last three years.
In 2021, Cooper hauled in 68 balls for 865 yards and eight touchdowns. That came in 15 games too. Because of his cap hit, the Cowboys don’t appear ready to bring him back to Arlington next season. While releasing him is most definitely on the table, getting a return via a trade would be great news for Jerry Jones.
Again, it will just depend on which teams will be interested in taking Cooper, who’s owed $20 million next season. With Cooper’s time with the Cowboys appearing to be over, the team is reportedly looking to finalize an extension with Michael Gallup. Schefter has reported the two sides are ‘close’ in getting that done.
Cooper joined Dallas in 2018 and he’s been nothing short of superb ever since. Unfortunately for the Dallas supporters, all signs are pointing to him having played his final game at AT&T Stadium.