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Dallas WR Amari Cooper has a cracked rib, but says, ‘I’ll be ready’ for Week 3

We break down the news that Amari Cooper is dealing with a cracked rib, and what it means for Week 3.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) on the field before the game against the Houston Texans at AT&T Stadium. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday update: Cooper practiced in full on Saturday and has no injury designation on the final injury report for Monday Night Football.

Friday update: Amari Cooper told reporters on Friday that he’ll continue to play through his cracked rib on Monday Night Football.

Thursday p.m. update: The Cowboys made it official, listing Cooper as limited for the practice. They will hold two more practice sessions this week on Friday and Saturday, in advance of MNF.

Thursday update: With the Cowboys taking on the Eagles on Monday night, the team will have their first practice on Thursday. Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters that wide receiver Amari Cooper would see a limited practice, per Todd Archer. That’s good news for his status for Monday as long as he continues to progress in the lead up to the game.

Head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that Dallas Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper has bruised ribs, per The Dallas Morning News’ Michael Gehlken. The receiver suffered the injury late in the Cowboys win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

McCarthy didn’t give any real updates on the injury other than to say “we’ll see Wednesday,” when asked about his status. Cooper will likely undergo further testing before the team’s first official practice of the week.

We already know that Michael Gallup will miss their Week 3 game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night due his calf injury and now Cooper may either be playing with sore ribs or miss the game entirely.

CeeDee Lamb served as Dak Prescott’s No. 1 target in Week 2 after Cooper had been the No. 1 in Week 1. That dynamic will likely change with the defensive scheme they face each week, but if Cooper misses any time, Lamb would be in store for a big target load while Cedrick Wilson would move up to the No. 2 position.