Amari Cooper Still Bothered By Injury, Won’t Play In Preseason


Dallas Cowboys executive Vice President Stephen Jones says wide receiver Amari Cooper is dealing with a muscle strain in his foot.

“My understanding is it’s more of a muscle strain. I think one thing everybody’s gotta be aware of… in the preseason you’re being ultra, ultra conservative” said Jones on 105.3 The Fan. “We’re not going to play him in next week’s preseason game (against Tampa Bay.)

Cooper hasn’t played in the preseason, with there being plenty of questions about the nature of his injury. It was originally believed Cooper had a bruised heel, then it was termed plantar fascia irritation.

Cowboys reporter Mickey Spagnola reported Cooper was dealing with an “intrinsic muscle strain” and not plantar fasciitis, which seems to be what Jones is going with in the above comments. While it wasn’t believed to be a serious injury, Cooper has been limited for weeks.

Cooper played nine games for the Cowboys last year, posting 725 receiving yards on 53 receptions and six touchdowns.