News: 4 days agoCooks caught two of seven targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 28-16 loss to the Cardinals.
Spin: Four different Cowboys tied for the team lead with seven targets, but Cooks was the least productive of the bunch as he struggled to gain separation against a surprisingly stout Arizona secondary. The veteran wideout has had a very quiet start to his Dallas tenure, and it could be a while before Cooks begins to make an impact. The Cowboys host the Patriots in Week 4 before a road game against the 49ers in Week 5.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Cooks was traded to the Cowboys after spending his first nine seasons with the Saints, Patriots, Rams and Texans. The 2014 first-round pick has finished 23rd or better in fantasy PPG in seven of his nine seasons, though the most recent was a 37th-place showing in 2022. Cooks had to deal with weak QB play in Houston, but he has also dealt with injuries (his last full season was in 2018) and has struggled to find the end zone (he last cleared six TDs in a season in 2017). The 29-year-old could settle in as high as second in target priority behind only CeeDee Lamb in a good Dallas offense, which would be enough to place him on the weekly flex radar.