Amari Cooper on joining Cowboys: 'It feels great to be wanted'

Amari Cooper is excited to be a part of the Cowboys. 

The wide receiver practiced with his new teammates Wednesday after being traded from the Raiders on Monday and said he’s excited for a “fresh start.”

“This is a good team,” Cooper said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I’m just giving them something to build on I guess you can say. And it’s America’s Team. Who wouldn’t be excited? It feels great. It feels like a fresh start, just like a freshman year in college or something like that.”

He added: “It feels great to be wanted.” 

Cooper isn’t concerned about learning the Cowboys offense as he said it will be simple and easy to learn and he’s confident he will be able to make an immediate impact with Dallas.

“I’ve been playing football all my life,” Cooper said. “You just have to be a good learner, and I think I’m that. I’m already adjusting and picking up the system pretty well. This is a different system but it’s still easy. It’s still not that hard to pick up.”

Cooper, originally selected by the Raiders out of Alabama with the fourth pick in the 2015 draft, has caught 22 passes for 280 yards and a touchdown in six games this season. He’s coming off a disappointing 2017 though, as he had just 48 receptions for 680 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games.