Philadelphia Eagles having shot at Amari Cooper easier said than done

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As great as it would be for the Philadelphia Eagles to sign Amari Cooper in free agency, this potential move certainly won’t be easy to pull off.

From now until the middle of March, the Philadelphia Eagles are going to be connected to all sorts of potential prospects worth considering in free agency, one of which happens to be Amari Cooper of the Dallas Cowboys.

Despite how much the Cowboys would love to see Cooper return to the team for the 2020 season to provide Dak Prescott with a reliable top target to rely on in the passing game, Dallas also knows that money could very well become an issue.

Rightfully so, Cooper will be looking for a hefty pay raise heading into free agency when looking at some of the numbers he’s been able to post over the years, and knows there will be plenty of teams willing to offer top dollar.

But with the Cowboys also facing a difficult situation in regards to Prescott wanting to be one of the league’s top-paid quarterbacks as well, whether Dallas will be able to afford Cooper at his asking price has been a popular topic of discussion.

Of course, if the Cowboys and Cooper struggle to reach some sort of agreement, this would obviously work to the advantage of the Eagles if they were in fact interested in the former first-round pick, although they clearly have some work to do on their own.

As Patrik Walker of CBS Sports recently discussed, Philadelphia may be one of the top candidates at the moment to land Cooper if the wideout does hit free agency, but the Eagles also need to address their wide receiver position as well.

While Nelson Agholor is most likely on his way out, there has also been talk surrounding the possibility of the Eagles finding a way to someone move on from Alshon Jeffery this offseason, even if all the guaranteed money makes things a little more complicated.

Take all of this into consideration with the fact there is some uncertainty as well surrounding DeSean Jackson, and his ability to stay healthy, it’s easy to see why Philadelphia bringing Cooper on board would be easier said than done.

Before the Eagles can even consider the possibility of signing someone like Cooper to help the offense be in better position to compete for 2020, the team needs to figure out what to do with their other current receivers.

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So until then, the best approach for Philadelphia and their fans seems to be holding back on any potential excitement over Cooper, because a ton of other stuff needs to happen beforehand just for this to have a legitimate shot at taking place.