Amari Cooper wasn’t shy about his feelings regarding his quarterback’s looming pay day recently on ESPN’s First Take.
The star receiver argued on behalf of Dak Prescott’s eventual extension with the Cowboys, citing his work ethic and leadership. He described Prescott as a competitor and the hardest working guy in the weight room each day.
Cooper: Dak 'definitely' deserves to be among highest-paid QBs.https://t.co/rWZcSSHuum pic.twitter.com/NefT90LG2J— theScore (@theScore) June 24, 2019
Prescott is in the final year of his rookie deal with the Cowboys, and is expected to command something around the four-year, $128 million deal Carson Wentz got from the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason.
The #Eagles and Carson Wentz have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension through 2024.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 6, 2019
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After a slow start to the season, the Cowboys hit their stride after trading for Cooper, winning seven of their last eight games en route to a division title. Although Dallas got bounced from the playoffs in the Divisional Round, the two players seemed to build some budding chemistry over the latter half of the season.
Running back Zeke Elliott, coupled with Cooper and Prescott, have the potential to be a dynamic offense in the NFC for the forseeable future. Although the potential is there, it all depends on Jerry Jones’ willingness to spend a hefty amount of money on just those three pieces alone.