The Dallas Cowboys have restructured WR Brandin Cooks contract, turning $8 million of his $12 million base salary into a signing bonus, according to Todd Archer.
Cooks salary for 2023 will now be $4 million and will count $6 million against the cap. He is still due $18 million this year with Houston paying $6 million.
Cooks, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Saints back in 2014. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $8.4 million contract when he was traded to the Patriots in 2017.
New England later picked up his fifth-year option for the 2018 season before trading him to the Rams for first- and sixth-round picks. From there, Cooks agreed to a five-year extension worth $81 million with Los Angeles only to be traded to the Texans.
Cooks was set to make a base salary of $12.5 million for the 2022 season when he agreed to a two-year, $39.6 million extension with Houston.
In 2022, Cooks appeared in 12 games for the Texans and caught 52 passes on 87 targets for 593 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
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