It was about a month ago when the Dallas Cowboys were coming off of their road win against the Philadelphia Eagles that rookie linebacker Leighton Vander Esch was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week. If you get that type of performance in a game like that, you’re doing pretty alright for yourself as an NFL team.
Fast forward a few weeks and things have flipped in terms of the side of the ball. The Cowboys took down the Eagles for the second time this season (what a beautiful sentence) and did so in large part thanks to their superstar wide receiver, Amari Cooper, the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 14:— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) December 12, 2018
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Cooper had 10 catches for 217 yards and three touchdowns against Philadelphia, he even caught the game-winner in overtime. They were career high numbers for Cooper as far as yardage and touchdowns, a great time for that to happen if we’re all being honest.
The Cowboys have gotten more than they could have possibly ever dreamed of when it comes to Amari Cooper. He is perhaps the team’s most valuable player, but that’s a debate for a different day.
Talkin’ The Star discussed whether Amari Cooper is the Cowboys MVP this season. Listen here!
Is anybody missing that first-round pick? Anybody? Bueller?