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Amari Cooper leaves Cowboys-Jets game, ruled out with quad injury [UPDATE]

Cowboys WR Amari Cooper suffered a quad injury and might not return. We break down the fantasy football implications.

Dallas Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Amari Cooper status update, 6:25 p.m.

The Cowboys have officially ruled out Amari Cooper from returning to Sunday’s game, per Kimberly Jones. He suffered a quadricep injury, likely aggravating the injury that landed him on the weekly injury report. Tavon Austin and Michael Gallup are the team’s leading receivers.

The Dallas Cowboys are trailing the New York Jets early, and their degree of difficulty just increased. Wide receiver Amari Cooper suffered a quadricep injury and left the game. He has been announced as questionable to return, but is unlikely to return, according to team beat writer Clarence Hill. When Dak Prescott was talking to his receivers after a recent drive, Cooper was not among them, according to Hill.

Fantasy football analysis, Cowboys wide receivers

Cooper’s absence means more work for Michael Gallup, Randall Cobb, and Jason Witten. Devin Smith will get more snaps, but remains behind those three pass catchers. And of course, we know that the Cowboys are likely to lean even more on Ezekiel Elliott. Tony Pollard will get some opportunities, but this could become a huge Zeke game until we find out more about Cooper’s status.

The Cowboys face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football in Week 7 and then have a bye week.