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Cowboys' Amari Cooper back from PUP list

Amari Cooper has been given the green light to return to action after havin surgery in on his ankle this offseason. The Cowboys season starts Septempber 9th

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Cowboys boosted as Amari Cooper comes off PUP list

The Dallas Cowboys have activated wide receiver Amari Cooper off the physically unable to perform list as they continue preparing for the new NFL season.

Cooper back from offseason ankle surgery

Cooper had surgery on his right ankle during the offseason, undergoing a procedure to remove bone spurs after being bothered by the issue in the 2020 campaign.

His recovery had been continuing under the guidance of the Cowboys' medical staff, but now the 27-year-old – a four-time Pro Bowler - is clear to return to practice with his team.

The fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft by the then-Oakland Raiders, Cooper was traded to Dallas in October 2018.

Over 6,000 yards in six seasons

He has 449 receptions for 6,211 yards in his career during the regular season, plus 38 receiving touchdowns. His three playoff appearances have seen him record 15 catches for 181 yards and a score.

Cooper led the way for the Cowboys in terms of receptions (92) and receiving yards (1,114) in 2020, while rookie CeeDee Lamb matched him with five touchdown catches. Dallas' offense was hampered badly when starting quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending injury in Week 5.

Cowboys offense imploded after Prescott injury

They finished with a 6-10 record at the end of head coach Mike McCarthy's first year in charge, having used four different quarterbacks.

The Cowboys start the new season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are the reigning Super Bowl champions, on September 9.