3 reasons Eagles should love Dak Prescott receiving franchise tag
By Dan Parzych
2. Cooper expected to now hit free agency
Similar to every other team, the Cowboys entered the offseason with plenty of questions in need of answering, although nothing was more important than the situation surrounding Prescott.
But in what can be described as a close second priority, Dallas also faced the difficult decision in trying to figure out if they could afford to convince Amari Cooper to return for another year with the team.
Before the trade deadline in 2018, the Cowboys acquired Cooper in exchange for a first-round pick from the Las Vegas Raiders to provide Prescott with a reliable No. 1 wideout to work with.
Since then, there have been numerous times in which Cooper has come through with monster games for Dallas, but whether he deserved to be paid like a top wideout in the league was a different story.
Even more important, there was plenty of discussion over whether the Cowboys would be able to afford both Prescott and Cooper since each player would be looking for hefty paydays this offseason.
Now that Prescott knows what he will be making, the attention for Dallas is expected to shift towards bringing Cooper back, although this will be easier said than done.
Depending on what kind of money the Cowboys are going to be willing to offer, chances are Cooper will see what the open market has to offer since the wideout could clearly use this to his advantage.
Over the last few months, there have been numerous reports linking Cooper to the Eagles if the Cowboys weren’t in position to offer the necessary money, and even if this sounds like a long shot, at least Philadelphia seems to have a chance at the moment.