Amari Cooper worth his extension in Dallas? Rex Ryan says 'I wouldn't have paid this turd. No way in hell'
It doesn’t appear Rex Ryan and Amari Cooper will be breaking bread anytime soon.
During a recent appearance on ESPN morning show “Get Up,” the former NFL coach turned analyst was discussing the Cowboys’ offseason when he took what appeared to be an unnecessary shot at one of the league’s best receivers.
“This guy, to me, this the biggest disappearing act in the National Football League,” Ryan said of Cooper. “He doesn’t show up on the road. He doesn’t show up against — when the competition is good — when he’s against the top corners, that guy disappears. And to me, he reminds me it’s only one time that I can remember in recent memory on elite receivers and disappearing acts like Amari Cooper.
“That was the kid that the Raiders had a few years ago, oh that’s right, that was Amari Cooper. This is who we is. And then he doesn’t love football, hell with it. He stops his routes, he does all this. I wouldn’t have paid this turd. No way in hell. All right. No way in hell would I have paid this guy. To me, you pay Dak Prescott, forget all those numbers. They are No. 1 in the league because of Dak Prescott, not because of this guy. It’s a deep draft at receiver, they made a huge mistake right here.”
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Talk about shots fired.
Keep in mind Cooper appeared in all 16 games for Dallas last season and caught 79 passes for 1,189 yards with eight touchdowns. During his NFL career, Cooper has 357 catches for 5,097 yards and 33 touchdowns in six seasons.
Not bad for a “turd” as Ryan calls Cooper.
It hasn’t taken long for many to call out Ryan for these comments, including NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
What has Amari Cooper done to deserve this personal attack? He’s a hard worker, played through injuries, and is a good teammate. Rex Ryan should apologize. https://t.co/rSHzKHdP73
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 3, 2020