Garrett defends shopping and selling first-rounder for Amari Cooper
Many Dallas Cowboys followers blanched on the first-spherical brand it cost to pry Amari Cooper remote from the Oakland Raiders.
Speaking Tuesday on 103.5 The Fan in Dallas, coach Jason Garrett defended paying the sort of excessive brand for a receiver who’s amid yet another struggling season.
“That is what a player esteem him costs you,” Garrett stated, via NFL Network’s Jane Slater.
With NFL Network’s Mike Silver reporting that the Eagles were offering a 2nd-spherical take to Oakland for Cooper, the Cowboys important to up the show to right the functionality No. 1 receiver the crew has lacked.
The resolution to fragment ways with the sort of excessive draft take — and the monetary advantage that comes with it — is questionable. Cooper’s most long-established struggles and the associated price-amplify next 365 days add extra layer of haze to the equation.
Will the wideout return to his early-profession success, by which he generated two 1,000-plus yard seasons and two Pro Bowl appearances? Or will the considerations with the previous two seasons continue to plague the extinct No. Four total take?
HC Jason Garrett defends tumble off of WR Amari Cooper’s numbers in final two years cites quantity of factors traipse into it nonetheless accentuates was the positives: his formative years at 24 and feedback of Reduce Saben at Alabama and team in Oakland.
â Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL)
October 23, 2018
“We feel esteem he’s a truly physically gifted man,” Garrett stated of Cooper, via Decide Phillips of the crew’s legitimate net position. “He’s bulky, he’s rapid, he’s rapid and explosive, he has play-making capacity, he’s a correct route-runner, makes contested performs on the ball.”
Garrett added that he expects Cooper to reach Tuesday afternoon and partake in practices on Wednesday and Thursday earlier than the Cowboys ruin for his or her bye week. The pre-bye prepare must level-headed advantage Cooper with his transition to the new offense.
After spending the offseason ignoring bulky-name receiver additions, the Cowboys in the end made a switch for a enormous name name. Whether or no longer Cooper can return to create and advantage start the Dallas offense remains to be viewed.