The Dallas Cowboys took a huge step in winning the NFC East on Sunday during a thrilling 29-23 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. During Sunday’s win, the newest Cowboys offensive star stepped to the forefront.
Wide receiver Amari Cooper riddled the Eagles with 10 catches for 217 yards and three touchdowns (all coming in the fourth quarter and overtime) to propel the Cowboys to a seemingly insurmountable two-game NFC East lead.
Cooper arrived to Dallas on October 22 prior to team’s Monday night loss to the Tennessee Titans in early October. Since his arrival in exchange for a first-round pick sent to the Oakland Raiders, Cooper has been on fire…especially against NFC East competition.
Over three games against NFC East teams, Cooper has 24 catches, 472 yards, 5 TDs. Meanwhile, Golden Tate – another big trade deadline acquisition – owns just four catches for 141 yards, and a touchdown in four games against NFC East competition as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Despite complaints about his inability to identify talent and reaching for Cooper, it appears Jones and the Cowboys are closing in another NFC East title.
As for the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles, they could very well be sitting on the sidelines during the playoffs and not defending their Super Bowl title.
Maybe good ol’ Jerry isn’t as off his rocker as a talent evaluator as some seemed to think.
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