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Brandin Cooks proving why he's "Mr. Consistent" for Texans QBs | Daily Brew

In Sunday's game at Cleveland, Brandin Cooks suggested a play to Tim Kelly on third-and-goal early in the fourth quarter. The Houston Texans offensive coordinator consented and called the play.

As a result, Davis Mills threw his first NFL touchdown pass to Cooks, cutting the Browns' lead to three points 24-21.

When asked about the play, the eight-year veteran WR didn't take any credit.

"That was all TK (Tim Kelly)," Cooks said. "I just had to remind him that we had that play in there."

In a physical Week 2 game with two quarterbacks under center, Cooks' performance didn't waver. He caught five passes from Tyrod Taylor for 50 yards in the first half against the Browns. When Taylor exited the game with a hamstring injury, Cooks added four more receptions for 28 yards and a touchdown with Mills.

"He's been Mr. Consistent for us," Culley said of Cooks. "He's our guy out there that we know you can trust. As a matter of fact, on that last touchdown, he came and told Timmy (Kelly), 'Look, this play right here I know will work. Just get it to me. Tell Davis exactly what we are going to do and what to do, and we will get it.' And they actually did it, and that's the trust they have in him."

Cooks currently ranks fifth in the NFL with 210 receiving yards and a touchdown through just two games. In the AFC, Cooks trails only Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill, who has 211 yards.

"Built for it, but at the same time just continue to play my role and doing my job the best way I can, and when my number is called, I just try to be there," Cooks said. "And that's all I can do."

Cooks has scored a touchdown in three of his past four games and needs just three more receptions to reach 500 career catches (currently at 497).

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