14 October 2019 06:04
Amari Cooper is missing in action against the New York Jets. Because of a quad injury, the Dallas Cowboys' top wide receiver has been stationed on the sideline during the opening frame of Sunday's road battle in East Rutherford. Cooper, who was noticeably affected on Dallas' first series, is questionable to return to the game. Amari Cooper slow to get up on the second play…then seems to be running at slower than normal speed on the next play. Cooper initially injured his quad last week but practiced despite the issue.
It's been a frustrating few months for the former Pro Bowl wideout, who's also overcome heel and foot/ankle injuries since the season started. "The quad has already gotten a lot better, but the ankle is what is bothering me," he said Wednesday. Cooper leads the Cowboys with 32 receptions for 512 yards and five touchdowns. Cooper and fellow starter Michael Gallup, if they continue on their current pace, will become the first Cowboys' receiving duo to both eclipse 1,000 yards in a season since Terrell Owens and Terry Glenn accomplished the feat in 2006, according to Archer. Follow the Heavy on Cowboys Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!
The Dallas Cowboys were dealt a painful blow after losing to the New York Jets. Amari Cooper had to be taken out of the game for a quad injury. Per source Cowboys WR Amari Cooper is in "pretty significant pain" as a result of the quad injury he suffered at Jets today. Cooper was a non-factor throughout the game, only notching one reception for three yards. "That's kind of like a creed for me," Cooper said, per the Dallas Morning News. If you can deceive the DB [defensive back] to really think you're running a different route than you're actually running, he's going to fall for it every time." Unfortunately, Amari Cooper was not given time to apply what he learned; he was immediately taken off the field. The team will be hoping that he won't have to miss much time for the Week 7 clash against the Philadelphia Eagles. Meanwhile, Cowboy legend Tony Romo gave encouraging words to Cooper and the team after their loss to the Jets. It was a coming of age Sunday for U.S. runners at the 42nd Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Emma Bates ran a personal record — 2:25:27 — and finished fourth. ''First half, I didn't want to go out too aggressively, especially with the crowds; you get too hyped up,'' she said. Four American men finished with 2:10 times and in ninth through 12th place: Jacob Riley (2:10:36), Jerrell Mock (2:10:37), Parker Stinson (2:10:53) and Andrew Bumbalough (2:10:56). ''Well beyond expectations; I was shooting for 2:11-13,'' said Riley, whose PR came after three years of dealing with Achilles injuries. ''All were interested in having a good American day.'' ''It just got a whole lot more interesting today for the Olympic trials,'' Stinson said. Four other American women finished in the top 10: Stephanie Bruce (sixth, 2:27:47), Lindsay Flanagan (seventh, 2:28:08), Laura Thweatt (eighth, 2:29:06) and Taylor Ward (10th, 2:30:14). Galen Rupp, the 2017 champion, suffered a calf injury early but pushed until retiring before Mile 23. Jordan Hasay, who came in with the best PR among American women, suffered sharp pains in her hamstring at two miles and withdrew. WHEELERS: For American wheelers, the 42nd Bank of America Chicago Marathon meant something extra: It was also the 2020 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials Marathon. ''Every athlete wants to go to a Paralympics Games and represent their country,'' defending men's champion, American Daniel Romanchuk, said. Sunday was more of a coronation of the dominance of both Chicago defending champions, Switzerland's Manuela Schär and Romanchuk, than anything. Romanchuk immediately took the lead, but the pack came back. His time of 1 hour, 30 minutes and 26 seconds topped the closest competitor, Great Britain's David Weir (1:33:31), by more than three minutes. ''The race started at a medium pace with a lot of movement,'' Romanchuk said. At that time, I was feeling good.'' Schär also repeated by out-wheeling the pack and finishing in 1:41:08. I don't like to come down to the finish sprint. That hill attacked me I don't know how many times.'' Schär knows well the impact of the hill right before the finish. It partly explains her long history of coming close in Chicago before winning last year. She finished second four years in a row. Americans Tatyana McFadden (eight-time Chicago champion), Amanda McGrory and Susannah Scaroni finished second to fourth, respectively. Aaron Pike (sixth), who trains with Romanchuk, was the only other American to finish in the top 10 on the men's side. PEOPLE: Runners entered from all 50 Chicago wards, all 50 states and 135 countries. Kenya's Brigid Kosgei has set a new women's marathon world record time of two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds in Chicago, beating Paula Radcliffe's best which was set in April 2003. Radcliffe was present to congratulate Kosgei at the finish, with her record beaten by well over a minute. Kosgei's achievement comes on an incredible weekend for marathon running, with Eliud Kipchoge breaking the two-hour barrier – albeit not under race conditions and therefore not a record – on Saturday. His team had won a second straight game, and his offense looked pretty potent again. He said his offense can be better. And when he was asked if the quick-strike, four-play scoring drive in the second quarter--David Johnson 17-yard run, a 30-yard Johnson catch-n-run, a 31-yard Chase Edmonds catch-n-run, and a 1-yard Johnson TD run--was the "epitome" of what his offense is, Kingsbury wasn't biting. "The epitome is just scoring enough points to win," Kingsbury said. "Whatever it takes to win the game, that's who we want to be." The Cardinals are using lots of receivers – nine on Sunday. There are so many looks – Sunday there was a flea-flicker, a wildcat snap to Pharoh Cooper, motions and misdirections – that it's going to be tough for defenses to get a bead on what the Cardinals want to do when they are going well. I'm not sure what can really be done about fixing the defense at this point, with Patrick Peterson coming back or not, given the time of season. But it's nice to have someone like Kyler Murray who can race 5 yards for a crucial first down on the last possession.--If Murray's scamper that gave the Cardinals the first down to ice the game had been overturned, and made fourth-and-inches? "We were going to go," Kingsbury said. We'd already uses our fourth-down play earlier, so we were kind of drawing it up in the dirt, but we were going to go."--Murray was not sacked Sunday. Considering the kid was on pace to be sacked 80 times after four games, that's significant. The offensive line is doing it's job, and Murray is being smart.--That play the Cardinals used on fourth down earlier? A beautiful Murray play-action rollout where he hit tight end Charles Clay for six yards on fourth-and-2. Later in the drive, Maxx Williams had a 20-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown, so a good time for all tight ends. "I have to do field goal (unit) and I turn around to do PAT, I was already tired enough, and I turn around and was like, 'Well, I guess I'm going down,'" Williams said. He does all the dirty work and to finally see him get in there it's good to see those guys that work their tails off like that get rewarded with a touchdown.--The Falcons didn't challenge the early 38-yard pass on the sideline to Trent Sherfield, who made an amazing catch, when replays showed they might've had an argument for an incompletion.--The Cardinals scored on the first five possessions Sunday, the first game in which they had done that since a 2009 road game in Chicago on Nov. 8.--Falcons tight end Austin Hooper had 8 catches for 117 yards and a touchdown, and yes, it's a broken record. Julio Jones also had 8 catches for more than 100 yards, but Hooper definitely seemed to do more damage.