Cowboys acquire Brandin Cooks from Texans, adding more firepower to power offense
The Dallas Cowboys traded a key wide receiver to help bolster the offense on Sunday.
The Cowboys acquired Brandin Cooks from the Houston Texans for a fifth-round pick in 2023 and a sixth-round pick in 2024.
The trade comes after Cooks expressed his displeasure with the franchise and made it clear he doesn’t want to be part of a rebuild.
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“My mind isn’t there. I don’t see it as part of a rebuild, no matter what it seems. That’s why I trust my side and my representation to be able to get a card. ‘here and there and see what it’s like to be part of something that has a confidence plan,” he told reporters in January, adding, “I’m not going into the offseason thinking that I want to be part of a rebuild.”
Cooks led the Texans with 57 catches for 699 yards in 13 games during the 2022 season. He also had three touchdowns. He signed a contract extension ahead of the 2022 season, but Houston has only three wins in 2022 and has the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft.
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The wide receiver is under contract through the 2024 season. He would earn $18 million in 2023.
“Beyond blessing and can’t wait to be special for the star! Very grateful to the Jones family for this opportunity for my family and me,” the receiver told ESPN.
Cooks is poised to add firepower to the Dallas offense after trading Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns last season and failed to adequately replace the dynamic receiver. The Cooks will line up with CeeDee Lamb on offense.
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Dallas finished fourth in runs scored and 11th in yards gained in 2022. The team failed to advance past the divisional round of the playoffs for the second straight year.