Brandin Cooks

Dallas Cowboys, Wide Receiver
Age: 30-270d (Sep 25, 1993)
Exp: 11 Years
Country: US
College: Oregon State
Drafted: Round 1 (#20 overall), 2014
Agent(s): Ryan Tollner (Rep 1 Sports)
2024 Cap Hit

$10,000,000

2024 Cash

$8,000,000

Career Earnings

$108,470,356

2022-2024 Extension (CURRENT)

Brandin Cooks signed a 2 year , $39,764,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including $16,000,000 signing bonus, $36,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $19,882,000. In 2024, Cooks will earn a base salary of $8,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $10,000,000 and a dead cap value of $6,000,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $39,764,000
Average Salary:
$19,882,000
Signing Bonus:
$16,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$36,000,000
Total GTD:
$36,000,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative Dead Cap Annual
2022 29 $9,749,847 4.68% $18,352,932 $18,352,932 $43,500,002
2023 30 $6,000,000 2.67% $12,000,000 $30,352,932 $12,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 2 YR, $30,352,932; $6,000,000 DEAD CAP
2024 31 $10,000,000 3.92% $8,000,000 $38,352,932 $6,000,000
2025 32
Void
UFA
$4,000,000 1.46% - - $4,000,000
2026
Void
$2,000,000 0.68% - - -
Accrued Dead Cap
2023 30 $22,220,740 9.88% $6,000,000 $24,352,932 -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Proration Restructure Proration Roster Bonus Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Dead Cap
2022 29 $1,168,889 $5,333,333 $2,777,037 $470,588 $9,749,847 4.68% $43,500,002
2023 30 $4,000,000 - $2,000,000 - $6,000,000 2.67% $12,000,000
POTENTIAL OUT: 2024, 2 YR, $30,352,932; $6,000,000 DEAD CAP
2024 31 $8,000,000 - $2,000,000 - $10,000,000 3.92% $6,000,000
2025 32
Void
UFA
- - $2,000,000 - $4,000,000 1.46% $4,000,000
2026
Void
- - $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 0.68% -
Accrued Dead Cap
2023 $6,000,000 $10,666,666 $5,554,074 - $22,220,740 9.88% -
Year Age Status Base P5 Salary Signing Bonus Restructure Bonus Roster Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022 29 $1,168,889 $16,000,000 $831,111 $352,932 $18,352,932 $18,352,932 $18,352,932 $12,784,311
2023 30 $4,000,000 - $8,000,000 - $12,000,000 $30,352,932 $15,176,466 $10,000,000
2024 31 $8,000,000 - - - $8,000,000 $38,352,932 $12,784,311 $8,000,000
2025 32
Void
- - - - - - - -
2026 33
Void
- - - - - - - -
Retained/Dead Cash
2023 30 - $6,000,000 - - - $6,000,000 $24,352,932 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Contract Notes
  • $36M guaranteed (signing bonus + 2022 salary + 2023 salary)
  • Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000, 12 LTBE in 2023)
  • 2024 Roster Bonus: $3M (3/18/2024)
  • 2025-26 years automatically void 2/20/2025 ($4M dead cap)
Source: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2018-2022 Extension

Brandin Cooks signed a 5 year , $81,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Rams, including $7,000,000 signing bonus, $49,459,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,200,000. In 2024, Cooks will earn, while carrying a cap hit of $2,500,000 and a dead cap value of $2,500,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $81,000,000
Average Salary:
$16,200,000
Signing Bonus:
$7,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$20,459,000
Total GTD:
$49,459,000
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2014-2018 Rookie

Brandin Cooks signed a 4 year , $8,383,452 contract with the New Orleans Saints, including $4,417,056 signing bonus, $7,601,853 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,095,863.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $8,383,452
Average Salary:
$2,095,863
Signing Bonus:
$4,417,056
GTD at Sign:
$7,601,853
Total GTD:
$7,601,853
Free Agent:
2019 / UFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$108,470,356

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

5 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2014 21
Injured
$4,837,056
$4,837,056
2015 22
Active
$860,798
$5,697,854
2016 23
Active
$1,239,182
$6,937,036
2017 24
Active
$1,563,198
$8,500,234
2018 25
Active
$11,000,000
$19,500,234
2019 26
Active
$27,459,000
$46,959,234
2020 27
Active
Retained
$8,017,022
$4,000,000
$54,976,256
$58,976,256
2021 28
Active
$13,141,168
$72,117,424
2022 29
Active
$18,352,932
$90,470,356
2023 30
Active
Retained
$12,000,000
$6,000,000
$102,470,356
$108,470,356
Total      
$108,470,356
$102,470,356
$108,470,356
2024 31
Active
$8,000,000
Total
$116,470,356
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Workout Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2014
21
$420,000
$4,417,056
$4,837,056
$4,837,056
2015
22
$801,066
$59,732
$860,798
$5,697,854
2016
23
$1,182,132
$57,050
$1,239,182
$6,937,036
2017
24
$781,599
$781,599
$1,563,198
$8,500,234
2018
25
$4,000,000
$7,000,000
$11,000,000
$19,500,234
2019
26
$1,000,000
$9,459,000
$17,000,000
$27,459,000
$46,959,234
2020
27
$8,000,000
$4,000,000
$17,022
$8,017,022
$4,000,000
$54,976,256
$58,976,256
2021
28
$2,500,000
$10,000,000
$141,168
$500,000
$13,141,168
$72,117,424
2022
29
$1,168,889
$16,000,000
$831,111
$352,932
$18,352,932
$90,470,356
2023
30
$4,000,000
$6,000,000
$8,000,000
$12,000,000
$6,000,000
$102,470,356
$108,470,356
Total
$29,853,686
$27,417,056
$18,831,111
$14,734,699
$17,000,000
$500,000
$133,804
$108,470,356
$102,470,356
$108,470,356
2024
31
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
Total
$37,853,686
$27,417,056
$18,831,111
$14,734,699
$17,000,000
$500,000
$133,804
$116,470,356

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Roster Restructure Option Incentives Cash Cumulative
3 $2,403,198 $4,417,056 - - - $116,782 $6,937,036
1 $781,599 - $781,599 - - - $1,563,198
3 $5,000,000 $7,000,000 $13,459,000 - - - $42,459,000
4 $17,668,889 $16,000,000 $494,100 $10,831,111 $500,000 $17,022 $45,511,122
1 $4,000,000 - - $8,000,000 - - $12,000,000

Injuries

Year Weeks Reason
2021 HOU 16 - 16 COVID-19
  • Mar 20, 2023 Converted $8M of 2023 salary into signing bonus, adding two void years, clearing $6M of cap with Dallas (DAL)
  • Mar 19, 2023 Traded to Dallas (DAL) from Houston (HOU) for 2023 5th round pick (#161 - traded) and 2024 6th round pick (#200 - traded)
  • Sep 20, 2022 Converted $831,111 of 2022 salary into signing bonus, clearing $554,074 of cap with Houston (HOU)
  • Apr 07, 2022 Signed a 2 year $39.764 millioncontract extension with Houston (HOU)
  • Mar 11, 2021 Converted $10M of 2021 salary into bonus, clearing $6.53M of cap space with Houston (HOU)
  • Apr 09, 2020 Traded to Houston (HOU) from Los Angeles (LAR) with 2022 4th round pick (#137 - traded) for 2020 2nd round pick (#57 Van Jefferson)
  • Jul 17, 2018 Signed a 5 year $80 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LA)
  • Apr 03, 2018 Traded to Los Angeles (LAR) from New England (NE) with 2018 4th round pick (#136 - traded) for 2018 1st round pick (#23 Isaiah Wynn) and 2018 6th round pick (#198 - traded)
  • Apr 29, 2017 New England (NE) exercised an $8.459 million 5th-year option for 2018
  • Mar 10, 2017 Traded to New England (NE) from New Orleans (NO) with 2017 4th round pick [forfeited/Deflategate] (#118 forfeited/Deflategate) for 2017 1st round pick (#32 Ryan Ramczyk) and 2017 3rd round pick (#103 Trey Hendrickson)
  • May 18, 2014 Signed a 4 year $8.383 million contract with New Orleans (NO)
  • May 08, 2014 Drafted by New Orleans (NO): Round 1 (#20 overall)
Year Team GP GS Snaps Snaps% Receiving Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns Fum
2023 DAL 16 14 752 67.60 54 657 8 1
2022 HOU 13 13 657 61.80 57 699 3 0
2021 HOU 16 16 831 78.00 90 1,037 6 0
2020 HOU 15 15 802 81.80 81 1,150 6 0
2019 LAR 14 11 718 63.30 42 583 2 0
2018 LAR 16 16 989 89.90 80 1,204 5 1
2017 NE 16 15 1,058 92.70 65 1,082 7 0
2016 NO 16 12 880 76.50 78 1,173 8 1
2015 NO 16 12 961 82.80 84 1,138 9 1
2014 NO 10 6 534 72.40 53 550 3 1
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