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Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) is active for today’s game vs. the Giants. He played only 48% of the offensive snaps last week and got in 2 limited practices this week. Cooper is a risk/reward WR2 in Week 5 fantasy lineups.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the Giants today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cooper played through this injury last week and got in 2 limited practices this week. Still, he comes with elevated risk in fantasy lineups today.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) is questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Giants after getting in 2 limited practices. He returned to last week’s game after hurting that hamstring but ended up playing just 48% of Dallas’ offensive snaps. Cooper is a risk/reward WR2 in Week 5 fantasy lineups.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. He played through this injury last week -- although he posted a 48% route rate. It'd be nice to see Cooper get in a full workout on Friday.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. He returned to last week's game after hurting the hammy but ended up playing just 48% of Dallas' offensive snaps. We'll keep an eye on his status over the next few days, but he's shaping up as a risk/reward Week 5 fantasy play.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper appeared to injure his right hamstring in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Panthers. Stay tuned for an update.

Update: Cooper returned to the game.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (rib) is not listed on the final injury report. So he'll play against the Eagles on Monday night but will do so with a cracked rib. That obviously adds risk to his fantasy profile. But Cooper's ceiling makes him tough to bench.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (rib) was listed as a full participant in Friday's practice. That's pretty much confirmation that he'll play through his cracked rib on Monday night vs. the Eagles. He obviously carries more risk than usual with that injury, but there's still loads of upside here.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper told reporters on Friday that he has a cracked rib. He also said that he'll play vs. the Eagles on Monday night. “I don’t need to be 100%” to play, Cooper said. We'll see how he's listed on Dallas' final injury report on Saturday. Assuming he's out there on Monday night, he'll be a risk/reward fantasy play.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ribs) is expected to be a limited participant in Thursday's practice. The fact that he'll be out there for the 1st practice of the week is encouraging. We'll continue to track Cooper's status leading up to Monday night's game vs. the Eagles.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that he's not sure if WR Amari Cooper (ribs) will be able to play against the Eagles on Monday night. “I don’t know today," Jones admitted. "I’m hopeful those ribs can get comfortable enough to play." We'll keep a close eye on Cooper's status throughout the week, but the Monday night kickoff might leave fantasy owners in a tricky spot.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper is dealing with bruised ribs, HC Mike McCarthy said Monday. Cooper reportedly suffered the injury back in Week 1 and aggravated the issue in Sunday's win over the Chargers. Cooper played his usual allotment of snaps in that one but finished with just 3 catches on 5 targets for 24 yards. We'll keep an eye on him this week, leading up to next Monday night's game vs. the Eagles.

Update: David Helman of the team website reports that Cooper says he's "optimistic he'll be feeling good enough to play by Monday." That makes it sound like the issue is bothering Cooper a fair amount right now. We'll have to watch reports on him throughout the week.

Cowboys WR Michael Gallup is expected to be sidelined 3-5 weeks with a calf strain, The Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken reports. Gallup figures to land on short-term IR. It's worth noting that Dallas has a Week 7 bye, so it's possible we don't see Gallup again until Week 8. He's not a must-hold in shallower fantasy leagues. WR Cedrick Wilson ran a route on 85% of Dallas' pass plays after Gallup exited Thursday night's opener and is worth a look on waiver wires. Gallup's absence, of course, will also free up targets for WRs Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) played 13 snaps in Saturday's preseason game vs. the Texans. He finished catch-less with QB Garrett Gilbert getting the start -- but the takeaway here is that the ankle issues that sidelined Cooper for much of the offseason are no longer a concern. He's a high-upside target in the 3rd or 4th rounds of fantasy drafts.

The Cowboys have activated WR Amari Cooper from the PUP list after he passed his physical Tuesday. That should clear the veteran WR to return to practice. We'll see about his participation level in the coming days.

Jon Machota of The Athletic reports that Cowboys WR Amari Cooper has actually been working his way back from a pair of ankle injuries. Cooper had January surgery to remove loose bone spurs from his right ankle, and the wideout said that procedure made him aware of another issue. “Because my foot was jammed up and not as flexible, I didn’t really feel the other injury I had in my bone,” Cooper says. “But when they took the spurs out, my ankle got more flexible and I was able to really feel that injury.” It's not clear exactly what the "other" injury is, but that revelation makes his extended return timeline a bit easier to understand. According to Machota, Cooper being Vitamin D deficient has also made the healing take longer. We'll see if the veteran receiver stays on track for the expected mid-August return -- and then how he looks when he does get back onto the field. Cooper remains a risky prospect at ADP.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) told reporters on Tuesday that he's "close to 100%." It's still a bit concerning that Cooper isn't all the way back to 100% after January ankle surgery. But the news on his progress has been positive over the past few days. If he gets on the practice field in mid-August, as planned, and avoids a setback, he should be ready to rock come Week 1.

Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said Sunday that WR Amari Cooper (ankle) "looks great ... Everything has been extremely positive from the strength staff." Cooper, of course, remains on the active PUP list after January ankle surgery. The tentative plan is to have him get on the practice field in mid-August. McCarthy's words are nice -- but we can't feel totally confident drafting Cooper until we see him in action.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn't expect WR Amari Cooper (ankle) to practice until training camp breaks in mid-August. Cooper remains on the active PUP list after January ankle surgery. The team continues to express little concern about his status, but it sure seems like his recovery has taken longer than expected. Cooper comes with elevated risk until we see him back on the field.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (ankle) has been placed on the PUP list to open training camp. He's eligible to be activated at any time. Cooper had what was described as a "routine clean-up procedure" on that ankle back in January -- so it's at least slightly concerning that he's still not ready to go. We'll continue to monitor the situation.

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