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Report: Amari Cooper won’t practice Thursday and had MRI to go over Monday night’s knee injury

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This seems only precautionary for the Cowboys star receiver.

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One of the worst moments during Monday night’s Dallas Cowboys win over the New York Giants was when wide receiver Amari Cooper left the game due to injury. Breaths were held.

Of course, the last time that the Cowboys visited MetLife Stadium we saw Cooper leave with injury. He didn’t return to that game, but he did re-join his teammates on Monday night and played well after doing so. While that’s true, it’s also worth saying that Cooper left the game for a reason, an apparent knee injury.

The Cowboys are already back at work getting ready for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings. Shortly after Jason Garrett’s press conference on Thursday it was reported that Amari Cooper underwent an MRI on Wednesday and that he will miss Thursday’s practice.

Remember that Cooper returned to the game against the Giants and wasn’t limited in a way that was obvious or apparent. Having Cooper undergo an MRI seems precautionary; like the Cowboys are just dotting all of their i’s and crossing all of their t’s to be safe. That’s the right way to handle things.

Still, though, things like this always make you nervous. While that’s true, keep in mind that the Cowboys are confident that everything will be fine.

Update: 3:35pm ET

Amari Cooper received positive news on his MRI. The fact that he’s describing it as “manageable” makes you think there’s at least something there, but if he’s good then there’s no need to worry.

Amari is pretty tough.