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Memorable Quotes by Amari Cooper

I just want to get better and I love football.
Amari Cooper
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Obviously, when you drop a ball early in the game, it could be worse. You can go on to drop many more balls or stuff like that.
Amari Cooper
You can never really get away from the fundamentals of anything that you're doing.
Amari Cooper
I mean, I want to play, to be able to put up numbers to help my team win. Whatever I've got to do to do that, I'm cool with it.
Amari Cooper
Growing up, every team that I've played on, I was a pretty important piece to the team.
Amari Cooper
Is it worth a million dollars more a year or two million dollars 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?
Amari Cooper
I played with a lot of foot injuries.
Amari Cooper
I like to be moved around a lot because the defense can never know or expect me to be in just one place. They can't really key on me. I can be freed up.
Amari Cooper
There is something to be said about making a big play at any time.
Amari Cooper
A lot of guys go through ups and downs in their careers, and sometimes those downs are like horrific and they can really change you. A lot. And so when you go out there and do something like score a touchdown and have a good game, you appreciate it so much more when you've been through those valleys in life.
Amari Cooper
I'm ready to just win, baby.
Amari Cooper
Everything was really competitive. We used to always do field day, relays. Races. I was always just naturally good at those things. So when I started playing football, I used some of those traits.
Amari Cooper
Some coaches and quarterbacks over-analyze things at times. Sometimes it can be pitch and catch, let the play-makers make plays.
Amari Cooper
You can only get open in two ways, off of the line or out of your breaks.
Amari Cooper
My business is to come out here and play football.
Amari Cooper
Anytime that anyone can create some explosive plays, get first downs, we're going to have more plays on offense.
Amari Cooper
I think I definitely have the mentality and skill set to be a top-five receiver, that's no doubt.
Amari Cooper
Obviously, you want to score every game, but you just have to be patient.
Amari Cooper
I think a lot of games in Oakland were just time being wasted, for a lack of a better phrase. I felt like I would play in some games that were four quarters, just like every other game, but it didn't feel like I was doing anything. It just felt like I was out there.
Amari Cooper
Obviously as a receiver, you want to go out there and make plays for your team and win.
Amari Cooper
To be able to run routes, that's like the greatest thing to me. It's kind of like an art to me. It's like a painter drawing or something like that. That's how I feel every time I run a route.
Amari Cooper
When I found out I was going to be a Dallas Cowboy, I just knew I would have to adapt fast. I knew everything would happen real fast. I didn't really have time to think about it, to be honest.
Amari Cooper
I haven't played with too many guys like Dak Prescott, so I think he definitely deserves everything that's coming to him. He definitely deserves to be paid amongst the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league.
Amari Cooper
I think my mindset is probably the most important thing. Being able to stay positive through whatever injury I had or whatever situation I was going through and focusing on the best player and the best teammate I can be.
Amari Cooper
Most corners are similar in terms of how you can beat them.
Amari Cooper
I take good pride in the way I release off the line and coming out of my breaks.
Amari Cooper
Really, you don't want to think about yards after the catch when the ball is in the air. You want to think about catching the ball. And then let the rest play its way out.
Amari Cooper
Just the aura of being a Dallas Cowboy, you can't beat it.
Amari Cooper
Obviously, if you go to the playoffs you have an opportunity to go to the Super Bowl.
Amari Cooper
Every time I run a route, I try to make it seem like I'm running a different route than I'm actually running so I can get open.
Amari Cooper
Sometimes you can line up with a quarterback after getting traded or going to a new team, whether it's the draft or whatever, and it not go smooth.
Amari Cooper
Obviously, as a receiver, you want to go out there and make plays for your team to win.
Amari Cooper
I want to be a Cowboy for life.
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Anytime I can get into a situation in which I'm running routes, I love it. I mean, I'd go out in the streets and just run some routes.
Amari Cooper
I wanted to play running back, but they would never put me at running back. I started loving receiver and as I kept growing older, we kept throwing the ball more and I kept liking it more and more. It's something I've played all my life. It's something I've gotten better at each year.
Amari Cooper
I just play, man. Try to play good every week, but if it doesn't happen, I just move on. But if I do play good, I do the same thing.
Amari Cooper
I think I proved that I was a polished receiver.
Amari Cooper
I try to come out every day in the summer and work my hardest because I know consistency will lead to success.
Amari Cooper
I really don't like talking about the contract. I feel like it's one of those things that will naturally happen.
Amari Cooper
You never want to put yourself in that position where you don't control your own destiny.
Amari Cooper
I overheard one of my friends say, 'If Amari scores, I bet he's real happy and he'll get real excited.' I just so happened to score, and since I heard him say that, I was like, 'Nah, I'm not going to get really excited.' And for some reason, that felt like the right thing to do. I been the same way since.
Amari Cooper
I guess it's a good thing to do, but people go for 1,000 yards every year, so it's not really a big thing.
Amari Cooper
I like the way Michael Crabtree plays the game. He's strong, he goes up for the ball, he has that mentality to just make plays.
Amari Cooper
If you're a highly touted free agent, you're going to get paid a lot of money no matter where you go.
Amari Cooper
When someone's playing you man-to-man coverage, they're basically saying that guy's better than you. So that's why a lot of receivers feed off of that.
Amari Cooper
When you do something, you want to be the best.
Amari Cooper
I played with high ankle sprains.
Amari Cooper
The plantar fasciitis that I had before it really kinda bothered me when I directly cut on the foot.
Amari Cooper
I don't look at it like I've had a lot of success. I'm always hungry to do more, break records, and things of that sort.
Amari Cooper
If you just look at the numbers, you pretty much have to get 10 wins to get into the playoffs, sometimes more than that.
Amari Cooper
I've been hurt every year I played football.
Amari Cooper
I want to be the best receiver to ever play the game. I feel like I can do it. I know I have the ability to do it. But it's all about going out there and proving it.
Amari Cooper
I thought you got faster by running on sleds. That does get you faster, but the most important thing when it comes to speed is getting your technique down. Technique, that's the main thing when it comes to speed.
Amari Cooper
With my position, you have to kind of be three steps ahead of your opponent.
Amari Cooper
I just have to protect the ball, keep it secure.
Amari Cooper
In football, in any sport, communication is really key. So if you want to be a great teammate, a great team and a great player, then communication is very important.
Amari Cooper
When someone did a route, I was always able to emulate exactly how they did it.
Amari Cooper
The more opportunities you have in any setting, situation, you're going to be better off.
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Talk about a foot injury, you can't release how you want to, you can't come out of your breaks how you want to.
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Yeah, I just handle my business.
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I just wanted to prove that I can play wide receiver at a high level.
Amari Cooper
I wasn't really happy in Oakland or anything like that.
Amari Cooper
It feels great to be wanted by any team in the NFL.
Amari Cooper
Most of the balls that I've dropped have been from a result of trying to run before I actually catch the ball. It's frustrating. I just have to go and fix them.
Amari Cooper
That's what teammates are for. They encourage you through the good and the bad times.
Amari Cooper
If you lose a fight with someone, you don't get revenge from fighting someone else.
Amari Cooper
I know the college rule is if they push you out of bounds, you can come back in and catch the ball, but I think the NFL rule is it doesn't matter how you get out of bounds, you can't be the first one to touch the ball. That's what I think it is, I'm not really sure on that.
Amari Cooper
I mean, I don't really remember playing a full season ever being 100 percent.
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I love Dak. He's a born leader from what I can see.
Amari Cooper
I don't think you have to be flamboyant to be a great player.
Amari Cooper
When I got to Alabama, I was really small.
Amari Cooper
If you see one negative person a lot of people start to get negative, and that's not good for any time.
Amari Cooper
I had 1,000 yards when I played on plantar fasciitis before.
Amari Cooper
All the small things matter. Communication. It doesn't matter what you are doing. You have to be on the same page.
Amari Cooper
I mean, every player is hurt every year, so that's not really an excuse for everything.
Amari Cooper
I mean the first thing you think about when you hear the Cowboys is that star, 'America's Team,' and all of that. It's a great franchise.
Amari Cooper
I knew if I got an offer from Alabama, that's where I wanted to go... just because I liked what they stood for. I liked that they were winning.
Amari Cooper
I've been playing football all my life.
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I don't want to prove the Raiders wrong. I just want to prove the Cowboys right. They traded for me, and I'm going to be a good player for them.
Amari Cooper
I know that I have the skillset to be one of the highest-paid receivers. I'm just all about going out there and proving it.
Amari Cooper
I don't really care who I play for. I just want to play ball.
Amari Cooper
I respect every NFL team because it was a dream I've had since I was a little kid.
Amari Cooper
Coach Kiffin calls plays based on matchups and what he sees.
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I'm pretty good at playing with foot injuries.
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I bring a lot of playmaking ability.
Amari Cooper
You don't want to give the defensive back any signals about what route you're going to run.
Amari Cooper
We would always rush to do our homework because after work, we knew that it was football.
Amari Cooper
No, I don't want to play with Tom Brady. I want to beat Tom Brady. I want to play with Dak Prescott.
Amari Cooper
That is the type of player I think I am, and the type of player I want to be - a big-play guy.
Amari Cooper
I'm kind of like a perfectionist when it comes to just having a complete game. So it's always kind of difficult for me to shake off a drop or something like that.
Amari Cooper
I just try to work on my craft. Try to be as complete a player as possible, and I've just been focusing on being a consistent player.
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I love being a Dallas Cowboy. I love everything about it. I think about it every day.
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I just like everything about Dak.
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I've always kept in mind, team first.
Amari Cooper
I don't really have a shell. I'm really not as quiet as people think I am. I'm really not that quiet. But I don't know, I would say I'm more observant.
Amari Cooper
When you're the underdog, you just lay low and work.
Amari Cooper
I feel like I know what defensive backs are going to do before they do it.
Amari Cooper
Just keep being me, just keep doing me, stay true to who I am and the ball will find me.
Amari Cooper
Michael Irvin, he's definitely a legend, but I don't know if some of the guys my age and younger really know about him.
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I can stretch the defense.
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