The newest member of the Dallas Cowboys had a solid debut in Week 9, although Amari Cooper’s production wasn’t enough to result in a victory. The former Oakland Raiders wide receiver was acquired in exchange for a first-round pick and was targeted early and often by Dak Prescott.
Cooper wrapped up his debut by catching 5-of-8 passes for 58 yards and one touchdown. Cowboys fans were left impressed with the 24-year-old’s play, and apparently, his teammates love what they see as well. Specifically, cornerback Jourdan Lewis called Cooper a “silent killer” while praising his new teammate, as Jori Epstein of USA TODAY revealed.
“It’s like you don’t know what to expect, but he’s trying to knock your head off. He’s trying to embarrass you. And that’s a good thing.” Epstein quoted.
While the Cowboys lost to the Tennessee Titans 28-14 in a disappointing primetime game, Cooper offered a reason for optimism on the offensive outlook. The Cowboys passing game has struggled mightily this season, and while there’s still a ton of room for improvement, it’s at least trending upward.
Source: Heavy Sports