Breaking down Amari Cooper's contract; How will Cowboys replace Quinn and Cobb?

  • Breaking down Amari Cooper's contract; How will Cowboys replace Quinn and Cobb?

Breaking down Amari Cooper's contract; How will Cowboys replace Quinn and Cobb?

According to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News, the Redskins put up more money than the Cowboys in talks.

But enough proved to be enough for Cooper to keep his promise of wanting to finish his career with the Cowboys.

He reportedly turned down a three-year, $105m offer that, when bonuses are factored in, could have exceeded the total annual average value of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's deal ($35m).

The Cowboys were in a hard situation after the new collective bargaining agreement was passed last week, as it meant they could only use one of the franchise and transition tags, sending Cooper to the open market.

Roughly 12 hours later, Cooper was able to finally cash in.

Since acquiring Cooper from the Raiders in a 2018 trade, Dallas' passing offense has taken off. Cooper has 14 touchdowns in 25 games with the Cowboys and had 79 catches for 1,189 yards last season.

Now, the Cowboys can renew their focus on getting Prescott signed after what was a win-one, lose-one evening at the receiver position. Cooper may still wind up back in Dallas, but as the best receiver on the market this year, he'll likely field some attractive offers.

Jones has only two career interceptions and none since 2017, but he has missed just one game in his five National Football League seasons, all with Dallas. By placing the exclusive tag, which is expected to be worth $30 million to $33 million, on Prescott, the Cowboys have prevented other teams from signing him. The Cowboys didn't renew coach Jason Garrett's contract after the disappointing season and hired Mike McCarthy.