The Dallas Cowboys made a big addition to the wide receiver room on Sunday, adding Brandin Cooks for two late-round draft picks in a deal with the Houston Texans.
Dallas, who traded away Amari Cooper prior to the 2022 season, has another dynamic threat to pair with Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb, but does the move change the team’s outlook in the futures market?
Here’s where the Cowboys’ odds stand following the move for Cooks:
Cowboy’s latest odds to win Super Bowl 58
Cowboys’ odds to win NFC East in 2023 season
Dallas is amongst the top teams to win the Super Bowl at +1800, but the team is still behind the Philadelphia Eagles in the latest odds to win the NFC East this season.
Adding Cooks gives Dallas another proven receiver on the outside, but he isn’t a player that is going to completely shift the way oddsmakers look at this team.
Even with the Eagles losing some key players from last year’s Super Bowl run, Philly still has an extremely talented roster, and it kept cornerbacks James Bradberry and Darius Slay.
Dallas did need another weapon after trading away Cooper to the Cleveland Browns, and Cooks is one of the better downfield threats in the league. He should thrive with Dak Prescott under center after a few seasons playing for the quarterback-starved Texans.
Last season, Cooks appeared in 13 games for Houston, making 57 catches for 699 yards and three touchdowns. Prior to last season, he had cleared 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons with the Texans.
While the odds may not move a ton for Dallas, the team certainly is better with Cooks on the roster. Maybe it’s worth a shot to take the Cowboys to win the division this season.
Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.