June 15, 2024


Cooks, who’s now with the Cowboys, performed with the Patriots in 2017.

Brandin Cooks AP Picture/Lindsey Wasson
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Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones isn’t the one NFL participant who has taken up aviation as a part-time pastime.

Cowboys receiver Brandin Cooks, who performed for the Patriots in 2017, additionally has a pilot’s license. The NFL lately tweeted a video of Cooks flying Cowboys teammates Micah Parsons and Stephon Gilmore in a Cirrus 22 Turbo airplane.

“They should let me do the flyover for the Nationwide Anthem,” the video’s caption learn.

This didn’t go over nicely with Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones, who was lower than thrilled to see the sting rusher and cornerback using with a part-time pilot.

“One factor I need to do is chastise Cooks for getting in that airplane with the perfect a part of the workforce and flying up there with him,’’ Jones stated advised the Ft. Price Star-Telegram. “I used to be glad I didn’t know that was happening. I must inform him part-time pilots, in my thoughts, aren’t the way in which to go.’’

Based on Cooks, there was additionally a veteran pilot on board. The Star-Telegram experiences that Cooks has logged greater than 250 hours within the air after receiving his pilot’s license two years in the past.

Nevertheless, Cooks stated he understood Jones’s concern.

“I haven’t seen him but, but when I used to be him, I’d really feel the identical approach,’’ Cooks stated. “He’s received some huge cash invested within the guys in that aircraft.’’

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy was much less anxious in regards to the flight than Jones was. He laughed about it, in keeping with the Star-Telegram.

“Clearly, I don’t find out about taking the entire crew up with you,” McCarthy stated. “However I imply, Brandin’s somebody you positively would belief. You possibly can see they clearly belief him within the quick time he’s been right here.”

Cooks has topped 1,000 yards receiving in six of the 9 seasons he’s spent within the NFL, together with his lone season with the Patriots in 2017. Gilmore was a member of the Patriots Tremendous Bowl LIII championship workforce. Parsons completed seventh within the NFL in sacks final season.

That’s a number of soccer expertise onboard a small aircraft.