Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper is fired up about the new addition to his receiving corps.
After already having the luxury of playing alongside fellow 1,100-plus yard WR Michael Gallup last season, Cooper now gets to work with former first-team All-Big 12 WR CeeDee Lamb.
“You have to draft the best player on the board,” Cooper said in a press conference. “I think he’s a great receiver and I think with me and Michael Gallup going for 1,000 yards last season, I think the expectation is to have three 1,000-yard receivers this year.”
If these three receivers surpass this goal, they would be the first team since the 2008 Arizona Cardinals — who played in Super Bowl XLIII against the Pittsburgh Steelers — to have three players with 1,000 receiving yards.
While the 1,000-yard goal is well within grasps thanks to these elite receivers, the Super Bowl remains the main focus for Dallas. While this may seem lofty for a team that went 8-8 last season, Cooper said the team has worked hard this offseason to prepare.
“Me, Dak (Prescott), some of the other receivers, tight ends, running backs – we’ve all been working together pretty consistently for months now,” Cooper said. “Working on our route running, working on the offense and everything like that. We’ve been getting a lot of work in, getting that timing right as if we were going to minicamp or OTAs.”
During these workouts, Cooper stayed focused on developing with his team and trying to mold Lamb into the next great Dallas receiver– and he’s already on the right path.
“I think (Lamb’s) a quick learner,” Cooper said. “He already has a good foundation. He’s fundamentally sound in his route-running. It’s very small, nitpicky things that I help him with that I may see with him being a rookie, but I think he has a really good foundation.”