Whether it’s coming from teammates, coaches, or the media types who’ve been present for practices thus far this offseason, the first reaction is always the same.
Despite closing in on 30 years old and entering his tenth NFL season, Brandin Cooks is still really, really fast.
The Cowboys wide receiver has promised reporters ever since he was acquired in March that he still has 4.3 speed. At Wednesday’s minicamp practice, he showcased it in flesh and blood with a highlight-reel demonstration, torching two defenders and collecting- in stride- a deep touchdown ball thrown by Dak Prescott.
Prescott reflected afterward on what that speed will bring to the Dallas offense this season.
“You saw it. It’s great. It’s beautiful,” he said. “Yeah, real speed. Runs the same way every time. I think that’s the most important thing. When you have speed like that, for him to be able to do it every play, every route, the start of every route, the cornerbacks, defense, they don’t know what they’re getting. It makes it all look the same.”
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Opposing defensive backs may not know what they’re getting, but those who have played with Cooks- and there are many, from his four previous stops throughout the league- knew what the Cowboys were getting when they traded for the former first-round draft pick.
After the trade went down, the first text message Cowboys offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer got was from Drew Brees:
You are going to love this guy.
So far, there’s nothing not to love about Cooks that the Cowboys have seen, even if what they see most often goes by in a blur.
There’s even a good chance that Cooks is the fastest man on their current roster, although return specialist KaVontae Turpin might have something to say about that.
“Maybe it is Turp, you never know,” Cooks teased when prodded by reporters. “It…
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Author : Cowboys Wire
Publish date : 2023-06-09 00:47:56
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