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The Cowboys traded WR Amari Cooper and a 6th-round pick to the Browns in exchange for 5th- and 6th-round picks. The compensation is minimal because Cleveland is taking on all of Cooper's $20 million cap hits over the next 3 seasons. The Cowboys were reportedly set to release Cooper if they couldn't find a trade partner. Dallas is believed to be the frontrunners to re-sign WRs Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson, who would join CeeDee Lamb as the team's top 3 WRs. In Cleveland, meanwhile, Cooper should establish himself as the #1 WR. Exactly how big a target share he garners will depend on whether the Browns bring back WR Jarvis Landry and/or add more to the WR room. But a run-first offense and questionable QB play puts a damper on Cooper's 2022 fantasy outlook.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cowboys are “likely” to release WR Amari Cooper. It's a matter of money, as the veteran is scheduled to count $22 million against Dallas' salary cap. (If cut, he’ll carry a figure of only ~$6 million.) Coming off an inconsistent year 2, CeeDee Lamb would project as the big winner here. Note that Michael Gallup, Cedrick Wilson and Dalton Schultz are all impending free agents.

Update: According to multiple reports, the Cowboys will try to trade Cooper but are expected to release him if that doesn't work out. Multiple reports also have the team planning to try for a long-term deal with Gallup.

The Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken believes the Cowboys' starters are "unlikely to see [their] usual workload" vs. the Eagles tonight. Dallas has little to play for with the NFC East already clinched. QB Dak Prescott, RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR CeeDee Lamb, WR Amari Cooper and TE Dalton Schultz are all risky fantasy plays.

Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy said Monday that his team will play its starters in Saturday night's regular-season finale at Philadelphia. "We're going to line up to do what we need to do to win the game," McCarthy told reporters, according to The Athletic's Jon Machota. We wouldn't be shocked if RB Ezekiel Elliott gets the night off to rest his knee, or if the Eagles decide to rest starters and thus present a light challenge. For now, though, you should assume that any active Cowboys on your fantasy football roster will be going in Week 18.

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Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (COVID) is active for tonight's game vs. the Saints. His limited practice on Wednesday was his only official work since landing on the COVID list. Interim HC Dan Quinn told ESPN's Ed Werder that Cooper's playing time will be "managed initially" with adjustments made "based on how he responds physically." In other words, Cooper may or may not end up playing limited snaps depending on how he's feeling once the game starts. Consider him a risk/reward WR3 in Week 13 fantasy lineups.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (COVID) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game vs. the Saints. He was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday, his 1st official practice since coming off the COVID list. ESPN's Ed Werder reported this morning that Cooper is expected to play tomorrow night, but we'll find out for sure around 7 pm ET. WR Cedrick Wilson (ankle) is out for Week 13. That leaves Noah Brown and Malik Turner as Dallas' depth WRs behind CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup and (potentially) Amari Cooper.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper is expected to play against the Saints on Thursday night, ESPN's Ed Werder reports. Cooper landed on the COVID list 12 days ago but still wasn't feeling 100% as of Tuesday, HC Mike McCarthy said. It's possible that Cooper's snaps are limited vs. New Orleans or just that lingering effects from COVID impact his production. Consider him a risk/reward WR2 play for Week 13.

Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy was non-committal when asked Tuesday about WR Amari Cooper's availability for Thursday night's game vs. the Saints. Cooper is "still not feeling the best" as he recovers from COVID, McCarthy said, and it's uncertain if he'll practice today. "My gut would be if he doesn't practice tomorrow, I don't see him going to the game," McCarthy added. We'll keep you updated on Cooper's status.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday morning that his team is "fully expecting" WR Amari Cooper to play Thursday night against the Saints. Cooper remains on the COVID list but is evidently on track to be activated by Thursday night. He can be penciled into Week 13 fantasy lineups for now.

Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy tested positive for COVID and will miss Thursday night's game vs. the Saints, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. McCarthy is 1 of 8 members of the Cowboys to test positive, Schefter adds. It's unclear how many are players. We'll keep you updated.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb (concussion) is expected back for Thursday night's game vs. the Saints. Lamb couldn't quite get cleared for the Thanksgiving game against the Raiders but should pass protocol soon, barring a setback. WR Amari Cooper is also eligible to come off the COVID list before the Saints game.

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper has landed on the COVID list. He's out for Sunday's game vs. the Chiefs and the Thanksgiving game vs. the Raiders. Cooper's absence should mean target boosts for CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup and Dalton Schultz. Cedrick Wilson is the favorite for #3 WR duties, but Noah Brown and Malik Turner might also mix in.

Cowboys WRs CeeDee Lamb (ankle) and Amari Cooper (hamstring) are active for today’s game vs. the Broncos. Both guys were listed as questionable but expected to play. They come with a bit more risk than usual in Week 9 fantasy lineups.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Cowboys WRs CeeDee Lamb (ankle) and Amari Cooper (hamstring) will play vs. the Broncos today. Both guys are listed as questionable but can penciled into fantasy lineups. We'll get Dallas' inactives around 11:30 am ET.

Cowboys WRs CeeDee Lamb (ankle) and Amari Cooper (hamstring) are listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Broncos. Lamb hurt his ankle in Wednesday’s practice, was sidelined on Thursday and returned to a limited practice on Friday. Cooper put in 3 limited practices this week. Both guys are expected to play on Sunday. We’ll let you know if that changes.

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (calf) is inactive for tonight’s game vs. the Vikings. He was seemingly close to playing, but Dallas is playing it safe here. We’re expecting Prescott back next week. QB Cooper Rush makes his 1st career start tonight -- a clear downgrade for Cowboys pass catchers.

The Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken tweets, "It would surprise many close to situation if Cowboys QB Dak Prescott (calf) starts Sunday vs. Vikings." On top of his calf issue, Prescott left the team on Friday following the death of his grandmother. He's back with the team now and traveled to Minnesota. But Gehlken notes that backup QB Cooper Rush saw the "most meaningful reps" of the practice week. At this point, we're leaning toward Prescott missing Sunday night's game. But we'll see if we get a more concrete update on Sunday morning.

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