The Dallas Cowboys have done something this offseason that we have rarely seen from them.
That is being aggressive in the trade market to improve their roster.
First, the Cowboys made a trade to acquire cornerback Stephon Gilmore, which fills a position of need.
But at wide receiver, the Cowboys have been looking for a good second option after CeeDee Lamb.
It appears like they finally found that guy in Brandin Cooks.
The Cowboys acquired Cooks from the Houston Texans for a 2023 fifth-round pick and a 2024 sixth-round pick.
Also, the Cowboys will only have to pay Cooks $12 million next season as the Texans will pick up $6 million in his deal.
Even though the deal seems like a slam dunk for the Cowboys, Colin Cowherd thinks otherwise.
He believes Cooks isn’t “solving anything” for Dallas.
"He's not solving anything for Dallas."
— @ColinCowherd reacts to Cowboys trading for Brandin Cooks pic.twitter.com/8KTKdhgXil
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 20, 2023
The fact that Cowherd said that may show he does not know what the Cowboys need.
Dallas needs a wide receiver that can take the top off the defense, and Cooks is one of the fastest receivers in the league.
Even at age 29, he can still run.
Also, he has been incredibly productive in his career, recording six 1,000+ yard seasons.
There is no question he should be able to do the same with the Cowboys in 2023.
Not only does Cooks serve a need, but he can be an impact player in this offense.
Dallas now has a strong receiving corps with Lamb, Cooks, and Michael Gallup.
They no longer have to reach for a wide receiver in the draft, and they can choose the best player available.
This has been a great offseason so far for the Cowboys, and they still have the entire NFL Draft ahead of them.NEXT: Skip Bayless Reacts To Cowboys' Big Offseason Moves