Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is being extra cautious with star wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Cooper has been limited in the last three Cowboys practices, but Jones noted that he’s not rehabbing from an injury, but rather preventing a future one.
“Not at all,” Jones said of Cooper’s limitations in an interview with 105.3 FM the Fan in Dallas. “If you’ve got a player that maybe has been tearing their — just been tearing it up and has been performing at an extraordinary level for him or his measurables in the background, you pull him back some because those are times you could be vulnerable to a pull. That’s come into play.”
The Cowboys want to protect every player, but Cooper in particular receives these precautions because of his production in the NFL’s top offense and some injury issues in 2019. Cooper had 1,195 total yards, eight touchdowns on 79 receptions last season.
From a holistic standpoint, Jones is proud of the health measures his team has this year.
“We have some of the most sophisticated health measuring systems in place,” Jones said. “And, so, some of them are as sophisticated as they can tell you how you’re literally, in layman’s terms, how your muscles are firing.”