"Just on a friendship level, and as a person, I can't really respect somebody like that," McCoy said. "I think as a team, we need to move past it. There are some things that are going to be hard to work with, to be honest."
Cooper spoke to the media again after practice Thursday, telling them his meeting with teammates a night earlier was "extremely emotional."
"There's been no friction," Cooper told reporters. "I respect a lot of the guys that came up to me yesterday and today. Numerous, numerous, numerous players said, 'Coop, we know that's not the type of person you are. We respect you, and we're behind you, and if you need anything, call me, text me, you know I'm there for you.' That definitely felt good."
Cooper could have trouble outside the locker room when he's on the field. Defenders may go after him even harder than usual now.
"You don't want to see that, but somebody is," Dallas Cowboys safety Will Allen said. "Somebody is going to be mad and perpetuate the negativity. I don't think that's something we should do, but I am sure it will happen."
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