The Dallas Cowboys saw their season end last week which means now is the time for offseason business. Lockers are being cleared out, clerical work is getting done, and in some cases, injuries that have been nagging players for a bit are finally getting a chance to be addressed.
The NFL is a rough league and players are always dealing with something. Some players are tougher than others and it appears that Amari Cooper is at the top of that list.
Cooper took to his Instagram story on Thursday afternoon to share a photo of his leg/ankle area in a walking boot and noted that “Surgery was a success.”. Obviously this is a bit of a shock to some level, but it also isn’t when you consider that Cooper is generally very quiet about his business.
In looking at the team’s injury report in the lead up to their season finale against the Giants last week, Cooper’s name cannot be found. If the ankle was something that he was dealing with prior to the last game of the campaign, the Cowboys did not address the issue publicly.
Don’t be so quick to call conspiracy theory though as Cooper’s ankle did get rolled up on during the game against the New York Giants. It is obviously possible that this is what led to the surgery he posted about.
Cowboys WR Amari Cooper's right ankle was trapped beneath Giants CB James Bradberry when stretching for touchdown. Standing on sideline now.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) January 3, 2021
Cooper finished the season with over 1,110 receiving yards for the Cowboys and caught five touchdowns along with both Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb. He was quietly (in true Cooper nature) one of the team’s more consistent performers throughout the year.