Mandatory Credit: Photo by Seth Wenig/AP/Shutterstock (13621798gs) Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (13) makes a catch during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, in East Rutherford, N.J Texans Giants Football, East Rutherford, United States – 13 Nov 2022
BREAKING: Cowboys trade pair of late-round picks for veteran WR Brandin Cooks
The Dallas Cowboys have finally made an addition to their wide receiver room by trading for Houston Texans wideout Brandin Cooks. The Cowboys will reportedly send over a 2023 fifth-round pick and a 2024 sixth-round pick to Houston for Cooks.
Cooks has two years remaining on his contract with a potential out after this season. He is due to make $18 million in base salary this season and holds a $26.4 million cap hit.
Cooks heavily lobbied for a trade at the trade deadline last season and was not subtle about his desires. After the deadline passed and the Texans failed to trade Cooks, he became noticeably upset and missed practices and games.
When on the field, Cooks was the Texans’ clear top receiver. In 13 games last season, he caught 57 passes for 699 yards and three touchdowns.
Cooks, 29, was drafted with the 20th pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Oregon State by the New Orleans Saints, where he would spend the first three years of his career. He put up two straight 1,100-yard seasons in New Orleans before being traded to the New England Patriots along with a fourth-round pick in exchange for the Pats’ first-round pick that season.
Cooks spent one season in New England and caught for 1,082 yards before they traded him to the Los Angeles Rams. Cooks was sent to Los Angeles along with a fourth-round pick in exchange for a first-round pick and a sixth-round pick. He then spent two years with the Rams before signing with the Houston Texans, where he would spend the next three years.
Cooks has found success everywhere he has been, receiving for over 1,000 yards in at least one season for every team he has played for. The Cowboys will be his fifth team, and he will be joined by CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup in what could now be considered one of the strongest receiver rooms in the league.