With the franchise tag deadline looming, the Dallas Cowboys front office was forced to make multiple difficult decisions. Their pending free agents: Quarterback Dak Prescott, cornerback Byron Jones, and wide receiver Amari Cooper, were some of the most popular names scheduled to hit the open market.
On Monday, Jerry Jones and company were able to lock up Cooper with a long-term extension. With a five-year, $100M extension for the 25-year old, Dallas is able to retain their top wide receiver. Amari Cooper turned down significantly more money from the Redskins to return to the Cowboys.
Last season, Cooper finished with a career-high in receiving yards (1,189) and touchdowns (8). The two sides were believed to come to an agreement at some point, and it was doubtful that Cooper would ever hit the open market.