On Friday, it was reported that the Dallas Cowboys are likely to waive wide receiver Amari Cooper before the start of the new league year.
Amari Cooper’s contract has $20 million that will become guaranteed on March 20. Had the Dallas Cowboys fired Amari Cooper before then, only $6 million would have been dead money, not $22 million.
The Dallas Cowboys’ total salary is currently expected to exceed the salary cap by $21 million, and there are many key players to re-sign: defensive end Randy Gregory, tight end Dalton Schultz, linebacker Leighton Vander Esch and safety Jayron Kearse.
Amari Cooper appeared in 15 games last season with 68 catches for 865 yards and eight touchdowns. He didn’t catch the ball for 100 yards in his last eight games, and he had only two catches in three games throughout the year.