Amari Cooper scores Dallas Cowboys' longest TD of the season
The Dallas Cowboys have struggled in 2020 under the guidance of 1st-year head coach Mike McCarthy. Not only are they in the midst of a 3-7 season, but they have been unable to overcome the loss of quarterback Dak Prescott to injury.
Yet. the 3-7 mark leaves them in a 3-way tie in a dreadful NFC East, a division that is led by a 3-6-1 Philadelphia Eagles team. So their annual Thanksgiving Day game, this year against division foe Washington, takes on very important meaning.
Despite missing Prescott, the Cowboys still have star receiver Amari Cooper in the fold. And the former Alabama great found the end zone early in the 2nd quarter as he connected with Andy Dalton for a 54-yard touchdown to give Dallas the lead.
Andy Dalton to Amari Cooper 54 yrd touchdown pic.twitter.com/JtnlymXzLY
— Lakeshow ❽ (@CountOn24) November 26, 2020
It would be the 2nd-longest play from scrimmage this year for Dallas and its longest touchdown play of the season. And the play gained plenty of reaction on Twitter:
Amari Cooper: 4 Targets, 3 receptions, 89 yards, 1 TD
All other WR so far: 0.0.0.0 pic.twitter.com/YmIDahTUCP
— KD Drummond (@KDDrummondNFL) November 26, 2020
Amari Cooper just took that DB to school
— trey wingo (@wingoz) November 26, 2020
#Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on his feet clapping following that Amari Cooper score. Been a rough start to say the least
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) November 26, 2020
I AM THANKFUL FOR AMARI COOPER.
— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) November 26, 2020
The year has not been kind to the Cowboys, but they are somehow still in the hunt for a playoff berth. They’ll need plenty more of that from Cooper to hopefully help them finally turn the corner.