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“I don’t think it’s all about money,” Cooper said Thursday, per NFL.com’s Nick Shook. “If you’re a highly touted free agent, you’re going to get paid a lot of money no matter where you go. Is it worth it to go somewhere that you probably don’t want to go as far as, you might be a guy like me who’s from South Florida who’s never played a game in the snow?
“Is it worth a million dollars more a year or $2 million more a year, especially if you’re taking care of your money investment-wise, is it worth that two being in an environment that you don’t want to be in? Or would you like to stay somewhere in the south? It’s not all about money.”
That’s seemingly music to the ears of executives for Dallas—which plays in a dome and in the south.
Team vice president Stephen Jones called re-signing Cooper the team’s No. 2 priority this offseason after figuring out a new deal for quarterback Dak Prescott, a fellow free agent in this year’s class.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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