Brandin Cooks
Wide Receiver
Drafted: Round 1 (#20 overall), 2014
Experience: 9 Years
College: Oregon State
Contract: 2 yr(s)
$39,764,000
Signing Bonus $16,000,000 AAV$19,882,000 G'teed:$36,000,000 Free Agent:2025 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restruc. Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
2022 Contract details by year 28 $1,168,889 $5,333,333 $470,588 - $2,777,037 $9,749,847 $43,500,002
2023 Contract details by year 29 $4,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 $6,000,000 $12,000,000
2024 Contract details by year 30 $8,000,000 - - - $2,000,000 $10,000,000 $6,000,000
2025 Contract details by year 31 - - - - $2,000,000 $4,000,000 $4,000,000
2026 Contract details by year 32 - - - - $2,000,000 $2,000,000 -
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)
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2014 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 $4,417,056 - $4,837,056
2015 Player Cash Earnings $801,066 - - $860,798
2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,182,132 - - $1,239,182
2017 Player Cash Earnings $781,599 - $781,599 $1,563,198
2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $7,000,000 - $11,000,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - $26,459,000 $27,459,000
2020 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,017,022
2020 Player Cash Earnings - - $4,000,000 $4,000,000
2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - $10,641,168 $13,141,168
2022 Player Cash Earnings $1,168,889 $16,000,000 $1,184,043 $18,352,932
2023 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - $12,000,000
2023 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
12 seasons $29,853,686 $27,417,056 $51,199,614 $108,470,356

Cap Hit

#27
Wide Receiver
#8
Dallas Cowboys
#185
NFL

AAV

#33
Wide Receiver
#75
NFL

Cash

#33
Wide Receiver
#251
NFL
  • 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 7 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 9 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 3 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 8 2014

    Drafted by New Orleans (NO): Round 1 (#20 overall)