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Reports have surfaced that Amari Cooper might not be ready for Cowboys Training Camp, but Mike Fisher knows those reports are overblown. He explains to RJ and Kevin Gray that this was the plan all along for Cooper's recovery schedule.
- Mike, give us some more insight on what's going on with Amari Cooper and his ankle and what it means for him in the start of training camp.
MIKE FISHER: I've learned over the years. Choppy's known me a long time. I'm trying to get less irritated by this crap and just learn to be more bemused by it. In the morning, Mike McCarthy said, we're hopeful that Amari Cooper is going to be ready for training camp. OK? That's the truth. He's got the ankle surgery that he's recovering from. The surgery was minor, and the issue that he has right now is minor. And then NFL Network kind of takes that quote and, through no fault of the reporter, Ian Rapoport, it becomes the telephone game, and the next thing you know, we've got headlines saying, Amari Cooper might miss training camp. Well, no, he might miss the first couple of days of training camp, but the Cowboys are hopeful that he won't.
So I circled back in the afternoon and asked somebody inside the building, and I said, has something changed from this morning? No, it's the same. It's the same level of of relative non-concern, it's the same minor irritation, and it's the same minor surgery. This Is six weeks that we have, five and a half, weeks, right, Chop? Something like that? I bet you he continues to rehab and doesn't do too much on it for five weeks, and training camp is in five and a half weeks. You do the math. This is not a crisis. This is not going to be a problem. But it is amusing the way that we turn it into one.