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Cowboys Progressing in Contract Talks with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper

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The Dallas Cowboys have been progressing in their contract talks with quarterback Dak Prescott and wide receiver Amari Cooper, according to the Star Telegram’s Clarence Hill.

A potential new deal for Prescott could clock in around $30 million annually, but the Cowboys seem to be okay with that figure.

A new contract for Cooper could come in no less than $16 million per year, and Cooper is still under contract for the 2019 season, via the fifth year option, at $13.92 million

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Cowboys’ Sean Lee to Start in 2019

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Dallas Cowboys veteran linebacker Sean Lee may be behind the likes of Leighton Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith on the depth chart, but he is still expected to start for Dallas during the 2019 season.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence E. Hill Jr., while Lee is expected to backup Vander Esch at weakside linebacker and Smith at middle linebacker at times, he will start as the Cowboys’ strongside linebacker in 2019.

Lee starting in that position allows him to take over for Damien Wilson, who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs during free agency this offseason.

While Lee, who took a significant paycut to return to Dallas this offseason, won’t see as much playing time in that role, it is still a starting job.

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Cowboys’ Amari Cooper Not Worried About New Contract

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When it comes to ironing out a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys, wide receiver Amari Cooper is focusing on earning the new deal with his play on the field.

Cooper is currently slated to make $13.9 million this upcoming season, and the Cowboys are making it a priority to work out a new deal with Cooper.

“It’s kind of weird situation, just being that I’ve never been in this situation before, talking about a contract,” Cooper said, during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan, via the Dallas News. 

“But also, I’m under a fifth-year option, so I’m not too familiar with it. I really don’t ask my agent many questions. I’m not really worried about it that much.

“I’m more focused on actually playing and really earning the respect and then the contract.”

Cooper hauled in 53 receptions for 725 yards and six touchdowns last season for the Cowboys.

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Cowboys’ Sean Lee Discusses Need to Return

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Dallas Cowboys’ veteran linebacker Sean Lee struggled with a decision regarding his playing future this offseason, but ultimately decided to come back to the Cowboys for another season.

Injuries have always hampered Lee, but he feels that he had to come back to help his team next season.

“After the season some of the injury issues and frustration dealing with that, I needed to take a little time after the season to figure out where I was and what I wanted to do” Lee said, during an appearance on 105.3 The Fan.

“But literally it took me maybe four or five days where I’m like look at the type of team we have, some of these teammates are great friends of mine who I love coming to work with (and) look at the opportunity we have ahead of us. And I felt so blessed to be part of this organization, to have fans support us, support me. I said I had to find a way to come back to try to help in any way I can.”

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