4 Cowboys playmakers for the NY Giants defense to focus on

The Giants defense will have its hands full trying to slow down Dallas in primetime

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3. Cowboys WR Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks is entering his age-30 season with what will be his fifth team in nine campaigns as a pro since the Saints drafted him with the No. 20 overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Cooks’ career has been odd, as it is strange to see such a talented and reliable receiver traded so many times throughout his career.

Cooks has recorded at least 1,000 yards for every team he’s played for and has shown an ability to command targets at a high rate while also being productive with said targets. Despite being best suited as the second option for a team, Cooks has shown the ability to be a lead receiver when called upon.

What Cooks brings to the table that the Cowboys lacked last season is a deep threat who can beat defenses down the field and take the lid off of a defense. He may not have the same 4.33 40-yard dash speed he had nearly a decade ago, but he is still able to burn defenses with his legs.

The G-Men need to watch out for Cooks’ explosiveness and big-play potential in his Cowboys debut. He could prove to be quite the test for the young Big Blue secondary.