Amari Cooper wants to sign with Cowboys long-term: 'I'm happy'
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Amari Cooper wants to sign with Cowboys long-term: 'I'm happy'

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FRISCO, Texas - Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper said if the deal is right, he wants to re-sign with the team long-term.

Cooper in the last year of his contract can become a unrestricted free agent next spring. The Cowboys could also franchise Cooper.

"I've enjoyed it a lot. It's cool," Cooper said Monday. "It just feels good to play here, to live here. I'm happy."

On the season, Cooper has 64 catches for 971 yards with seven touchdowns. He's produced solid numbers with the Cowboys more so than he did with the Raiders. However, he's been targeted more at AT&T Stadium (60) than during road games (32).

"I want to be here. I just love this situation, my teammates. I just feel it's the place for me," Cooper said.

Cooper is seeking a contract that would place him within the top three at his position financially. The team held talks with Cooper's agents this offseason and partly during training camp but have since stopped. Cooper would rather have contract talks resume this offseason.

Yet, Cooper is happy.

"Yeah, I mean I've approached the situation like if it ain't broke, don't fix it," he said. "Obviously, I'm more productive here than I was in Oakland, so why would I want to change things?"

When asked does he want to test the market he said, "I haven't really thought about that. I'm not going to put the cart before the horse. We're still in the season. I haven't given much thought to it."

As Cooper gets closer to free agency, he also hasn't made a decision regarding his agents. Cooper is represented by Joel Segal and Chafie Fields. Fields departed Lagardere Sports and Entertainment to join the Wasserman Media Group as an executive vice president.

Cooper could use both agents during contract talks with the Cowboys or any other team.

"Yeah, I'm still with both," Cooper said. "Still with both. Still talk to both."

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