Brandin Cooks finally got his trade wish granted.
The Cowboys added a playmaker in Dak Prescott and a wide receiver in a trade with the Texans, according to multiple reports, giving Houston a fifth-round pick and a 2024 sixth-round pick in next month’s draft. gives the right.
Cooks, 29, has 699 yards and three touchdowns in 2022 for a bad Texans team (3-13-1).
His career has six 1,000-yard seasons, including both in 2020 and 2021 with the Texans, who acquired Cooks in a 2020 trade with the Rams.
The addition of Cooks, who earned a $18 million contract this year with a $26.46 million cap hit, adds a much-needed option to the Cowboys’ passing offense.
CeeDee Lamb led the Cowboys’ receivers last year by catching 107 passes for 1,359 yards and scoring nine touchdowns.
The second-most receiver with 577 yards was tight end Dalton Schultz, now a free agent.
Noah Brown, the third-highest 555-yard receiver in Dallas, signed with the Texans as a free agent.
Cooks was upset that the Texans didn’t trade him at the November NFL trade deadline and missed Houston’s “Thursday Night Football” game two days later.
“Never take human kindness for granted.” Cooks wrote on twitter at the time. “The days of lying for too long are over. I crossed the line by playing my career.”
Cooks’ trade to the Cowboys was the fourth of his career.
The Saints turned him over to the Patriots in 2017, and New England traded Cooks to the Rams a year later.
The trade is another significant change for the Cowboys’ offense this season, as they released longtime running back Ezekiel Elliott after franchise tagging Tony Pollard.