According to sources, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport revealed Sunday that the Dallas Cowboys are getting the seasoned wide receiver from the Texans in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round selection and a 2024 sixth-round pick. Since then, Dallas has made the move public.
After a turbulent 2022 year in Houston, when he aired his displeasure with the team after not being transferred at the trade deadline, Cook made his way to the Cowboys. At the end of the season, Cooks lost his position as team captain but continued to lead the Texans in receptions (57) and receiving yards (699) while scoring three touchdowns.
Cooks, who will turn 30 in September, should be the perfect addition to the Cowboys’ attack, which lacked a deep vertical threat during their failed playoff push in 2022. Noah Brown was the Cowboys’ second-leading receiver behind CeeDee Lamb in that loss, scoring only 12 points against the 49ers on two grabs for 21 yards.
With the club’s second significant trade this week, the Cowboys’ hunt for a complementary speed threat to complement Lamb is likely over. Around the opening of the current league season, Dallas traded for Cooks from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2023 and also got former All-Pro CB Stephon Gilmore from them.