Well, that ended up being the case. Cooper reportedly signed a five-year, $100 million contract to remain with the Dallas Cowboys.
That $20 million annual value ranks second most in the league, only behind Julio Jones at $22 million. Cooper’s $60 million guaranteed is $4 million shy of Jones’ record mark.
Cooper has been critical to the Cowboys’ offensive success ever since they traded a first-round pick to acquire him during the 2018 season. Dallas reportedly outbid the Eagles’ offer of a second-round pick to seal the deal.
Cooper has often terrorized the Eagles since signing with the Cowboys. In four games against Philly, Cooper has logged 25 receptions for 422 yards (16.9 average) and three touchdowns. The Eagles are 1-3 in those matchups
The bad news for the Eagles if they’ll have to deal with Cooper for years to come. He only turns 26 in June so he figures to have plenty of good seasons left in him.
It’d be nice if Howie Roseman could acquire some cornerbacks who have a prayer of containing Cooper.