Jerry Jones pulled the trigger on Amari Cooper earlier this year and let’s be honest it has lit a spark in America’s Team. Do you realize the Cowboys are sitting at the top of the NFC East right now? The Eagles are struggling, the Giants are horrible and the Redskins are stuck with Colt McCoy as their quarterback.
Amari Cooper was drafted because of his big play ability. I am not going to lie I thought he had lost a step until last night. He looked stupid fast, and then I found this stat.
As Next Gen Stats noted (via ESPN Stats & Info), Cooper reached 20.82 mph, the fastest any Cowboys ball-carrier has hit since 2016. Cooper never looked that fast in Oakland. This is a possessed player who wants to prove someone wrong, but according to him he just wants to prove someone right.
“I don’t want to prove the Raiders wrong,” Cooper said. “I just want to prove the Cowboys right. They traded for me, and I’m going to be a good player for them.”
Cooper had 210 yards and two touchdowns on 11 catches for the Raiders against the Chiefs on Oct. 10, 2017. He had eight catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys on Thursday against Washington.
In 6 games this year with the Raiders, Cooper had 22 receptions on 31 targets for 280 yards and 1 touchdown. In four games with the Cowboys, Cooper has 22 receptions on 32 targets for 349 yards and 3 touchdowns. He is turning into quite the acquisition for the Cowboys. If he can help this team get to the playoffs watch out. Since acquiring him the Cowboys are 3-1 and their offense looks like it did two years ago.