Brandin Cooks is officially a Dallas Cowboy. Here’s what he said immediately after the news of his trade.
The Dallas Cowboys just acquired star wideout Brandin Cooks from the Houston Texans for a ridiculously cheap deal, adding the third prong to their receiver room and hopefully putting the franchise on course for a Super Bowl appearance.
Cooks himself is pretty pleased about the trade, though one would imagine the ninth year veteran is also getting sick of changing homes so often. His move to the Cowboys marks his fourth trade of his career, tying former running back Eric Dickerson for the all-time league trade record.
From New Orleans to LA to Houston, Cooks has landed on a serious playoff contender in Dallas in 2023 and may get his best shot at winning a ring.
In his first comments as a Cowboy, Cooks emphasized how “blessed” he was to be in Dallas and that he looks forward to contributing to “something that’s already special.”
Brandin Cooks on trade to #Cowboys ‘Man, honestly, I just feel blessed for this opportunity to contribute to something that’s already special. For the Jones family to believe in me, I look forward to joining something special and I bring that mindset everywhere I go’ @KPRC2
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 19, 2023
New Dallas wideout Brandin Cooks is excited to join “special” Cowboys team
Cooks posted six 1,000-yard seasons playing with a variety of quarterbacks — that’s more 1,000-yard seasons than premier wideouts like Stefon Diggs and Davante Adams have recorded in their respective careers.
In 2022, Houston’s chaotic quarterback room saw him record just 699 yards and three touchdowns, his lowest mark in the last three years.
Cooks nonetheless fits in Dallas as a speedy YAC monster alongside deep threat CeeDee Lamb and sly route-runner Michael Gallup, who’s currently recovering from injury.
Dallas is still reeling from the loss of running back Ezekiel Elliott and tight end Dalton Schultz, two necessary cap casualties. Bringing on Cooks means the Cowboys can build a more incisive passing attack this upcoming season, and the team likely isn’t done spending in free agency yet.
Cooks is here to win. Jerry Jones wants to win. Cowboys fans desperately want to win. No more rebuilding eras for Cooks — it’s the real deal now.