Report: Cowboys trade for wide receiver Brandin Cook, send picks to Texans

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The Dallas Cowboys have a new weapon.

The team reportedly acquired wide receiver Brandin Cook from the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2023 fifth-rounder and a 2024 sixth-rounder.

Cook, 29, has now been traded four times in his career after a previous stint with the New Orleans Saints. New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. He played in consecutive Super Bowls for the Patriots and Rams, losing both times to the Eagles and Patriots, respectively.

Since being drafted in the first round by New Orleans in 2014, Cooks has had six 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Last year was his worst statistically though with 57 catches for 699 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games.

Dallas will hope he returns to his normal form now that he has been paired with a star wideout in Seid Lamb. The Cowboys didn’t have a consistent second option last season after trading Amari Cooper, and their second leading receiver from 2022 — tight end Dalton Schultz — is currently a free agent. Noah Brown, their third leading receiver the previous season, signed with the Texans as a free agent.

The NFC East’s load continues to mount during a busy first week of the new league year.

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