ARLINGTON, Texas – You could sense the sellout crowd at AT&T Stadium holding their breath.
Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper took a hard hit to the left knee from Bills cornerback Taron Johnson’s helmet following a catch midway through the fourth quarter of Thursday’s 26-15 loss to Buffalo.
Cooper spent a couple of minutes down on the turf, attended to by the Cowboys’ athletic training staff. But he walked off on his own and returned to the game two plays later.
“Guy just hit me on my knee. I flipped over,” Cooper said. “Getting it looked at more tomorrow.”
It’s an encouraging sign that Cooper remained in the game through the Cowboys’ final offensive drive, however.
Cooper has dealt with a variety of nagging lower-body injuries this season – including heel, quad, ankle, knee – but has started all 12 games this season.
The Cowboys’ lead receiver had a game-best 8 catches for 85 yards against the Bills, four days after recording no catches in a game (at New England) for the first time this season.