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Dallas Cowboys give Brandin Cooks a “lifeline”

He was acquired from the hapless Texans.

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The Dallas Cowboys have a brand new wide receiver, having brought aboard Brandin Cooks from the Houston Texans in exchange for draft picks. The move came not long after the Cowboys made the call to part ways with running back Ezekiel Elliott, so naturally, more offensive help was needed. 

He'll be teaming up with CeeDee Lamb to give quarterback Dak Prescott some additional offensive weapons, and according to NBC Sports' Mike Florio, this is exactly what Cooks needed in his career after having prior suited up for the hapless and struggling Texans. 

"Cooks is coming in with the right attitude, and he's just got to be thrilled to go from one of the worst teams in the NFL over the last couple of years to a team that's in a position to contend, he's got to be happy," Florio said. 

"He's been thrown a lifeline, you don't even have to leave the state, and he's still paying zero percent income tax.”

And judging by the comments that Cooks made, he's thrilled to be a part of the Cowboys family. 

"I've really never gotten upset because that means someone out there wants me to be a part of their group," Cooks said. "I think I'm just fortunate enough to be able to play with so many great organizations and make an impact in this league everywhere I've been. It excites me. I think it's special because that means I didn't get to free agency, so people jumping the gun to get me before I get there. So, that's the way I look at it. I look at it in a positive light."

Source: NBC Sports