5'10'' / 189 lbs
Cooks (knee) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game at Arizona.
Cooks emerged from Week 1 action with an MCL sprain, which kept him off the practice field last week before ultimately being inactive this past Sunday versus the Jets. This week, the 10th-year pro opened it with a limited session Wednesday, but he ended it with back-to-back full practices to clear him for Week 3. Cooks thus will get a chance to make his first big mark as a Cowboy against a Cardinals defense that has allowed the seventh-most YPC (9.5) to opposing wide receivers through two games this season.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|1 IND||Dome 88°||15.2||23rd||2.17||7.0||45.5||12||7||82||0||11.7||10||2||22%||2||1||0||33%||23%||0%||75%|
|2 @DEN||Outdoor 79°||9.4||49th||2.35||10.5||45.5||10||4||54||0||13.5||6||7||20%||2||2||0||27%||28%||0%||72%|
|3 @CHI||Outdoor 65°||4.2||80th||2.10||3.0||40.5||7||2||22||0||11.0||11||1||0%||1||0||0||23%||20%||0%||80%|
|4 LAC||Dome 78°||18.7||14th||2.67||5.5||45.5||7||7||57||1||8.1||6||2||0%||2||1||0||20%||30%||0%||70%|
|5 @JAC||Outdoor 87°||6.0||69th||1.50||6.5||44.5||6||4||20||0||5.0||0||5||0%||0||0||0||25%||31%||0%||69%|
|7 @LV||Dome 65°||8.6||48th||2.15||7.0||45.5||5||4||46||0||11.5||8||4||20%||2||1||0||13%||29%||0%||71%|
|8 TEN||Dome 75°||11.3||37th||2.83||1.5||40.5||6||4||73||0||18.3||17||2||0%||2||2||0||20%||16%||2%||82%|
|10 @NYG||Outdoor 50°||8.2||50th||1.64||5.0||40.5||7||4||37||0||9.3||7||2||0%||1||1||0||19%||37%||0%||63%|
|11 WAS||Dome 51°||10.0||39th||3.33||3.0||40.5||6||3||70||0||23.3||5||18||25%||3||1||0||19%||29%||0%||71%|
|12 @MIA||Outdoor 84°||11.1||41st||1.85||14.0||45.5||5||5||59||0||11.8||9||2||0%||2||1||0||13%||23%||2%||74%|
|16 @TEN||Outdoor 22°||13.4||29th||3.35||3.0||35.5||9||4||34||1||8.5||8||1||0%||1||0||0||31%||20%||0%||80%|
|17 JAC||Dome 70°||7.9||38th||1.98||3.5||43.5||7||4||39||0||9.8||7||3||0%||2||0||0||17%||11%||0%||89%|
|18 @IND||Dome 36°||21.6||7th||4.32||3.0||38.5||6||5||106||1||21.2||17||4||0%||4||3||0||16%||17%||0%||81%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2014 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
Cooks (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Coach Mike McCarthy relayed to Todd Archer of ESPN.com earlier Thursday that Cooks would be "good to go," but such a statement doesn't always equate to all activity during a given practice. Cooks was able to handle every rep Thursday, setting himself up to contain his DNP streak to one game due to a MCL sprain. Friday's injury report will unveil whether or not he goes into the weekend with a designation for Sunday's contest at Arizona.
Cooks (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Tyler Drake of ArizonaSports.com reports.
In the lead up to this past Sunday's contest against the Jets, Cooks wasn't able to practice, with resistance training acting as his only visible on-field work. He was inactive for that game, but with his return to some activity to kick off Week 3 prep, he's putting himself in a position to keep his absence to just one outing. Cooks even told Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday that he's "great" and expects to suit up Sunday in Arizona. Only time will tell whether Cooks heads into the weekend with a designation.
Cooks (knee) is expected to play in Dallas' Week 3 matchup against the Cardinals on Sunday, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Cooks is expected to be a limited participant at practice Wednesday before logging full sessions Thursday and Friday. If that happens, the veteran wideout will be in a good position to suit up after missing Week 2 due to a slight MCL sprain. Cooks was limited in the season opener, catching just two of four targets for 22 yards as the Cowboys routed the Giants.
Cooks (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Cooks didn't practice at all during Week 2 prep, instead focusing on resistance training as he tended to a slight MCL sprain. While he entered the weekend as questionable, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported early Sunday morning that Cooks wasn't likely to suit up. With Cooks' status now confirmed, the Cowboys' passing game will focus on WR CeeDee Lamb, RB Tony Pollard and TE Jake Ferguson. Behind Lamb, fellow wide receivers Michael Gallup, Jalen Tolbert and even KaVontae Turpin also should experience upticks in snap count.
Cooks (knee) is not expected to play in Sunday's game against the Jets, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Cooks drew a questionable designation after missing three consecutive practices to close out the week. As a result, this news is relatively unsurprising, but he has not officially been ruled out yet. The veteran pass catcher sprained his MCL in the season opener, and the Cowboys appear to be exercising caution in bringing him back. If he is indeed out, Jalen Tolbert is the favorite to step in as the No. 3 receiving option behind Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb. KaVontae Turpin and Jalen Brooks could also see more snaps.
Cooks (knee) missed a third straight practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Cooks hasn't practiced since spraining his MCL in the season opener, but team owner Jerry Jones did say Friday morning that the veteran wideout could end up a game-time decision without practicing at all this week. Fantasy managers can treat Cooks as such ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff, with the combination of his knee injury and a tough matchup against an excellent Jets secondary equating to reduced expectations even if he's active. Jalen Tolbert is the favorite to step in as the No. 3 receiver if Cooks is inactive, though KaVontae Turpin and Jalen Brooks could also get more snaps and Michael Gallup likely would play a bit more than he did last week (76 percent route share, tied with Cooks but below CeeDee Lamb's team-high 92 percent).
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said that Cooks (knee) was a spectator for Friday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Cooks will go down as a non-participant on the Cowboys' injury report for each of the team's three practices this week after suffering a slight MCL sprain in one of his knees during the team's season-opening win over the Giants last weekend, per Todd Archer of ESPN.com. According to Jon Machota of The Athletic, Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones said earlier Friday that Cooks doesn't necessarily need to practice this week in order to play in Sunday's game against the Jets, so if the veteran wideout is listed as questionable or doubtful for the contest, he could shape up as a game-time decision leading up to the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. The Cowboys will provide an official injury designation for Cooks later Friday.
Cooks (knee) may end up a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with the Jets, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.
Team owner Jerry Jones said Friday that Cooks doesn't necessarily need to practice this week in order to avoid the inactive list ahead of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff. Cooks didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and likely will be limited if he returns Friday.