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Cooper Gets Five-Year, $100 Million Deal To Remain With Cowboys
Monday began with the Cowboys ensuring that their franchise quarterback would remain in Dallas, and it ended with them ensuring his No. 1 target wouldn't leave town, either.

The Cowboys and wide receiver Amari Cooper have reached an agreement in principle on a five-year, $100 million contract to stay with the Cowboys.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the news of the Cooper deal and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport subsequently confirmed the report.

The Cooper contract news comes roughly 12 hours after the Cowboys elected to place the exclusive rights franchise tag on quarterback Dak Prescott

Cooper, 25, entertained an offer from Washington but had said all along he wanted to return to Dallas.

According to, the Cowboys restructured the deals of running back Ezekiel Elliott and right tackle La'el Collins earlier in the day to help with the new deal for Cooper and potentially to make room for a long-term contract for Prescott.

Cooper was an absolute star in the first half of the season, averaging nearly 19 fantasy points per game. Unfortunately, he wound up spending copious time down the stretch on the injury report, with injuries to a foot, a quadriceps, an ankle and a knee. As's Michael Fabiano noted, Cooper produced 22-plus points in three of his first five games, but he scored over 20 points in just two more games the rest of the season.

Still, Cooper played in every game, making 79 catches for 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns.

In 25 games with the Cowboys after a trade from the Raiders, Cooper has 132 catches for 1,914 yards and 14 touchdowns.

With Prescott on the tag (for now), Elliott locked in with his long-term deal and Cooper on board, the Cowboys will once again boast an impressive trio of players at their primary skill positions and Cooper remains a likely WR1 candidate for fantasy owners.