Trying to Prevent “Backward Steps” For Cooper

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OXNARD, Calif. - Amari Cooper continues to make progress from a heel injury that has been widely termed a bruise in camp.

As reported by Mickey Spagnola Tuesday on Talkin’ Cowboys, Cooper’s technically dealing with a sore ligament in the heel. He hasn’t practiced since Aug. 2, and as head coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday, the team doesn’t feel any need to rush back their Pro Bowl receiver.
Garrett also said Cooper is getting “closer and closer” to a return to practice, though it’s uncertain whether he’ll participate before the team returns to Dallas next week.

“I don’t anticipate him practice today,” Garrett said in his daily press conference. “He’s handled his rehab well. We’re being deliberate with him. We don’t want him to take any backward steps.”

Cooper, who like Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, is due for a new contract, but it hasn’t prevented him from being at camp and participating. But like several other players on this team, especially the key starters, the Cowboys are being overly cautious with injuries and Cooper certainly falls into that category.

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