"I can go out and run around and whatever, block the back corner," he said. "But last week I just couldn't do my job."
Cooper said Thursday that he felt he was hurting more teams than helping him, so he went to the bench. The Cowboys threw the ball 270 yards without him, but it was obvious that Duck Prescott and the offense had missed the explosive element he was carrying to the table.
For his part, Prescott refused to hang up this performance only in the absence of Cooper, after missing loopholes and untimely penalties proved costly last weekend.
"Boys need to step up and seize the opportunity," Prescott said. "It doesn't matter if one person came out or not. Point out last week, it was more than just him. ”
Even still it would be nice to give impetus if Cooper was available to go against Philadelphia. No one needs to be reminded of what he did at home against the Eagles last year, but just in case: he caught 1
"You know it's going to be a challenge, it's going to be a dog fight for us," Cooper said. "It's a divisional game and it's always a fight."
Whether it's part of the coincidence is the big question. said he intends to practice Friday and see how he feels.He has played through a leg and ankle injury this season, and has played through a similar four-legged injury as a rookie – so it's no wonder he has to deal with the pain
In this case, all you have to do is wait and see how
"We will see. We feel a little better every day, "he said.