Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz said it's unfortunate Amari Cooper is not a part of the team anymore as he thinks the Cowboys were better with Cooper on the roster. Cooper was given a five-year, $100 million deal by the Cowboys in the 2020 offseason but his production on the field in the last two years didn't match the money he was given.
This offseason, the Cowboys decided to move on from Cooper as they traded him to the Cleveland Browns. "Obviously, Amari is one of the best receivers in the league, just personal opinion," Schultz said from Cowboys OTAs, via the team's official website.
"Obviously, we're a better offense with him. Unfortunately, we don't have him, and so I think the next step is just having guys step up. "But yeah, I think there's room to grow in a bunch of other aspects in the game."
Schultz working hard on improving his game
"I've been watching a lot of film on not only on myself and our games but some other guys around the league, just trying to pick and pull different parts from their game," Schultz added.
"It's a constant process of just trying to improve yourself as a player in any way that I can. I'm looking to do that in all facets of my game." Also, Schultz confirmed that quarterback Dak Prescott is doing great and that he is in a better situation now than he was last year around this time.
"I think where he's at with his health and everything compared to last year when he was still in rehab, we've had ample opportunities to get out on the field and throw with a few guys and just kind of start that process back up," Schultz said of Prescott.
"We're definitely ahead of where we were last year." Schultz, who was taken in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL draft by the Cowboys, is hoping to reach a long-term deal with the team before the new season starts.
"Obviously, I think this is the place that I want to be," said Schultz. "I've got a good rapport with a lot of the guys here. I love being here. I love this organization. "I was grateful that I was able to at least come back here for a year.
I want to work out a long-term deal and I think they do too. -- hopefully we can get that done. But just knowing where I'm going to be for the next year, I'm happy with."