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Brandin  Cooks Former Oregon State star   first season with the Dallas Cowboys  has   reached   its   lowest  point

Nov 8, 2023 #Brandin  Cooks

Brandin Cooks will be absent from the Dallas Cowboys offense.

The wide receiver and former Oregon State star was largely absent from the Cowboys’ 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Cooks scored just two points in the game and caught one pass for seven yards.

Cooks has 17 receptions for 165 yards and two touchdowns in seven games in 2023. He totaled 377 yards rushing for the entire 2023 season.

His career low was 550 yards in 10 games during his rookie season.

It’s not the production that Cooks or the Cowboys envisioned when they acquired him from the Houston Texans in March.

Before joining the Cowboys, Cooks had at least 1,000 receiving yards a season in six of his 10 seasons with four different teams.

Cooks has a career average of 13.6 yards per catch and is known for his ability to stretch defenses with his speed.


No major threats have materialized yet in Dallas. He is averaging a career-low 9.7 yards per catch in 2023.

In fact, Cooks wasn’t much of a threat anywhere on the field all season. He is averaging 2.4 receptions and 23.6 receiving yards per game, the lowest of his career.

Dallas coach Mike McCarthy said he is aware that Cooks’ performance has been inconsistent.

“We’re all aware of it every week. You (the media) are bringing this to my attention,” McCarthy told reporters Monday. “We’re aware of that. We’re definitely aware of that.”

CeeDee Lamb, who had a monster game against the Eagles with 11 receptions for 191 yards, is the best option at wide receiver.

Cooks was supposed to be the second wideout option, and it looked like he would take on the role after catching touchdown passes in each of the past two games.

Cooks was a forgotten option against the Eagles. Prescott targeted wide receiver Jalen Tolbert five times (three catches) and Michael Gallup three times (two catches) in the game.

McCarthy became frustrated after receiving several questions about Cook and his lack of productivity.

“Well, I want to see everybody get the ball,” McCarthy told reporters. “But when you throw for (374) yards and you come out here and answer questions about somebody not receiving the ball, I don’t think that’s a real assessment.”

Prescott had his best performance of the season, completing 29 of 44 passes for 374 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions.

Coach McCarthy indicated he would like to see Cooks make more contact, but won’t deviate too much from the overall game plan to make that happen.

“I don’t play fantasy football,” McCarthy told reporters. “We have a game plan.

This applies to guys in general, because our system is based on making quarterbacks successful, but I think this is important. This is how we teach this passing game. is. That’s how I learned. It’s always been that way for the past 30 years. ”


McCarthy said Cooks was a big part of Prescott’s big day and the overall success of the passing game against the Eagles.

“He was a big part of the production. We had a great performance in the passing game and Brandin and all the players are a part of that,” McCarthy said.

“Understood. You’d like to see the ball spread out to everyone, and that’s what happened. Whenever you lack a man, you want to give him more goals and give him more chances.

He is as good a professional as I have ever worked with and will definitely focus on that in the future. But he’s still part of this piece. ”

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