Cowboys’ Cooper taken off PUP; catching Prescott passes at practice

Wide receiver Amari Cooper has passed his physical, and the Cowboys have removed him from the Physically Unable to Perform list as of Tuesday morning. He is now eligible to return to practice with the team.

Cooper had been recovering from an offseason ankle surgery to remove some bone spurs, but he has experienced bone inflammation since then, which has held him out of team drills thus far in Oxnard. Cooper stated recently that the inflammation is improving.

“I’m close to 100 percent,” Cooper said last week when asked about the status of his rehab. “I wouldn’t say I’m quite 100 percent yet, to be completely candid. But I’m real close.”

In a development that will further delight Cowboys Nation, the 27-year-old has already been spotted running routes and catching passes from quarterback Dak Prescott, who is himself just back to work after a shoulder strain.

Now that he is able to practice fully, Cooper maintains that his goal of being ready for the team’s September 9th opener against the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers is still intact.

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