Brandin Cooks heaping praise on Dak Prescott is start of (hopefully) great partnership

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The NFL Draft made one thing abundantly clear: the Dallas Cowboys are comfortable with their wide receiver room. Following the addition of Brandin Cooks, Dallas is confident in Cooks and All-Pro CeeDee Lamb to carry the load, as well as Michael Gallup bouncing back another year removed from ACL surgery.

Some fans would have liked to see the Cowboys do more in the draft to help Dak Prescott. We'd push back on that sentiment. While they didn't move heaven and earth to help Prescott, they didn't totally ignore the quarterback, either.

By selecting Luke Schoonmaker in the second round, Dallas found their Dalton Schultz replacement. A pass-catching room of Lamb, Cooks, Gallup, Schoonmaker, Jake Ferguson and a rejuvenated Jalen Tolbert should be enough, though they could add a veteran during training camp if Tolbert fails to impress.

The hope is Cooks will transform the WR room. We're anxious to see how Cooks and Prescott's chemistry develops throughout the offseason. The new teammates haven't gotten much practice time together, but Prescott seemingly has already made a strong impression on the veteran wideout.

Before you watch the video below, keep in mind Cooks has been around the block and played with some Hall of Fame quarterbacks.

Cowboys' Brandin Cooks is excited to work with Dak Prescott

That send chills down anyone else's spine? And to think the Cowboys haven't even held any organized practices yet. It'd be foolish to think Prescott and Cooks' chemistry is regular-season ready after a few workouts, but the mutual respect and fondness they have for each other figures to only expedite that process.

After being a regular playoff participant early in his career, Cooks spent the last three seasons playing for the irrelevant Texans. Despite playing for a non-competitor and catching passes from less-than-ideal QBs, Cooks' production never wavered.

In 2020, Cooks caught 81 passes for 1,150 yards and six touchdowns. He followed that up with a career-high 90 catches for 1,037 yards and six scores. The Texans won a combined eight games between those two seasons.

Cooks' numbers speak for themselves. What still sticks out about the six-time, 1,000-yard receiver, though, is his speed, which speaks volumes given he turns 30 in September. Cooks told reporters confidently Wednesday that he still can run the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds like he did at the 2014 Combine.

Prescott has definitely taken note of Cooks' afterburners.

“When you’re just throwing to him, it stands out,” Prescott said of Cooks. "His speed is different than many others. The way he approaches the game, his knowledge, he’s already helping CeeDee, helping the young guys, playing cornerback, teaching them little nuances of the route running. He’s going to be huge for me and huge for the room.”

From your lips, QB1. Let's hope this is just the start of a great partnership.

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