The Cowboys simply traded two Day 3 draft picks for Brandin Cooks, and bought Houston to pay a part of the price.
The Cowboys simply made their second commerce of the start phases of the 2023 offseason.
Brandin Cooks, now probably the most traded gamers in NFL historical past, offers the Cowboys some severe pace reverse of CeeDee Lamb. Via his nine-year profession he has performed 5 full seasons, and in every of these seasons he collected 1,000 yards or extra.
Though he missed some video games final yr, he nonetheless managed to catch 4.4 balls a sport whereas averaging 53.8 yards per. All whereas being on an offense that ranked thirty first in scoring offense and thirty first in complete yards.
As a bonus, the Cowboys bought Houston to pay a part of his contract.
Earlier this week, a report surfaced that if the Cowboys had been to commerce for a large receiver, it was going to be adjoining to the Stephon Gilmore deal.
They discovered it. Cooks not solely provides a key element to this workforce, but it surely bolsters the category of returnees and newcomers for the Cowboys. Final yr originally of free company, we had been parched from any offers and the only a few that did occur had been underwhelming. This time round, the Cowboys are essentially the most energetic workforce within the commerce market and as Dak Prescott mentioned earlier this week, “the urgency is now.”
With the necessity of huge receiver presumably checked off the procuring listing, the Cowboys now have some draft flexibility.
They now can add depth to a place like offensive line, add one other weapon to what must be an already improved offense, or some line of defense depth. The Cowboys have typically walked into the draft with too many holes after sitting out free company and trades. This yr, there’s some flexibility in positional wants, which supplies the chance to choose the most effective participant out there in each spherical.
All issues thought-about, the Cowboys method to the offseason appears completely different than latest years. A welcomed change, at that. That is the most effective begin to any Cowboys offseason in an extended, very long time. The very best half is, we’re solely every week in.