The Green Bay Packers don’t make trades very often, but one general manager Brian Gutekunst’s top trade targets from last season is off of the board after being moved to a new team.
Prior to the trade deadline last season, the Packers were looking into the market for a veteran wide receiver to get their passing game going. Houston Texans receiver Brandin Cooks was one of the top names on the trade market, with several teams including the Packers inquiring about his availability.
The 29-year-old receiver ultimately stayed put, but is now on the move. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted on Sunday, March 19 that the Texans had traded Cooks to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for two late-round picks in 2023 and 2024.
Cooks is on a two-year, $40 million contract extension that the Texans have agreed to pay part of in a restructure. The Cowboys have been busy on the trade market, making moves for both Cooks and former All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
Meanwhile, the Packers are hanging tight with their salary cap constraints and pending Aaron Rodgers trade.