Cooper keen to re-sign with Cowboys: 'I want to be here'

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Wide receiver Amari Cooper is one of several key players on the Dallas Cowboys looking for a new contract next offseason. The stud wideout expressed his desire to stay with the club on Monday.

"I love it here. I want to be here," Cooper said when asked about his commitment to re-signing with the Cowboys, per Jon Machota of The Athletic. "I just love the situation, my teammates. I feel like it's the place for me."

Cooper has been Dallas' most productive target since the team acquired him from the Oakland Raiders midway through the 2018 season. He has amassed 117 catches, 1,696 yards, and 13 touchdowns in 21 games as a Cowboy.

Dallas exercised the fifth-year option on Cooper's rookie contract in April. The 25-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2020, along with quarterback Dak Prescott and cornerback Byron Jones.

Prior to the start of the regular season, Dallas signed running back Ezekiel Elliott, defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, and linebacker Jaylon Smith to long-term contracts.

The 6-6 Cowboys sit atop the NFC East despite having lost their last two games. They visit the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.

Several No. 1 wide receivers signed blockbuster deals last offseason, including Julio Jones and Michael Thomas, the two highest-paid wideouts in terms of average salary.

Jones signed a three-year, $66-million contract with the Atlanta Falcons in September, while Thomas formalized a five-year, $96.25-million contract with the New Orleans Saints two months earlier.

Cooper keen to re-sign with Cowboys: 'I want to be here'
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