• Amari Cooper has yet to get a new contract with Dallas Cowboys
  • Cooper want to stay with Cowboys long-term
  • Cooper unfazed by recent coaching carousel

The Dallas Cowboys underwent major change recently and this may factor in heavily on the future of wide receiver Amari Cooper. The fourth-round pick of the 2015 NFL Draft has yet to begin contract negotiations but the 25-year-old seems to be confident it will eventually get done.

However, there may be some twists to his future. For one, the Cowboys will have a new head coach in Mike McCarthy who takes over from Jason Garrett. With a change in the coaching helm, tied up to that could be preferred players for the next NFL season. On his part, it would be crazy to see him move to another team. The good news is that four-time Pro Bowler is keeping an open mind and prefers to stay in Dallas.

According to Jane Slater of the NFL Network, Cooper said that he has had no discussions with his agent yet about his new contract. However, he also mentioned that he wanted to stay in Dallas for a long time. Cooper has yet to speak to new coach Adam Henry but added that he is discussing things with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.

It remains to be seen how much Cooper's next NFL contract will be worth. But basing it on where he is right now, the 6-foot-1 wide receiver should become one of the highest-paid receivers in the league. Last season, he finished with a career-high 1,189 receiving yards to go with eight receiving touchdowns.

Cooper made $5.6 million last season, USA Today reported. There is no word yet on the amount of money he could get although it may not come close to what the New Orleans Saints gave Michael Thomas. Regardless, he said that adding $1 or $2 million hardly matters for as long as he plays in the right environment.

“That’s usually what happens when a head coach gets fired. He isn’t going to want to inherit a whole lot of coaches. He has to make sure everyone he has in place is on the same page as him,” he said.

As for the coaching changes, Cooper says he is used to it. Assuming he strikes a deal with the Cowboys soon, McCarthy would be his fourth head coach in six NFL seasons.

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Amari Cooper has 519 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie in 2015. Getty