Despite losing a seventh consecutive game, Brandin Cooks found a glimmer of hope in Sunday's 38-22 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
"The fact that we continue to go out there and fight regardless of the score," Cooks said. "Like I said, throughout the work week, we go back out to work like nothing happened. That's where the hope comes from. It shows that we've got a bunch of guys that are willing to fight and keep trying to get better. So, that's where I find it at."
The Texans scored all 22 points in the fourth quarter, while the defense kept the Rams scoreless. Cooks scored on a 45-yard touchdown pass from QB Davis Mills in the fourth quarter, his longest touchdown reception of the season.
The eight-year veteran wide receiver admits the 1-7 start to the 2021 season is among the toughest ones he has had to endure in his career, but he hopes to be "the light in dark moments" for those around him.
"I'm all in on this thing," Cooks said. "It would be pretty special to be a part of something that's turned around. How that looks, I don't know. I've got to trust that. Like I said, my job is to come in every single day and be the best teammate that I can be, be the best example I can be, continue to work on my game and just continue to work. Like I told you before, that's all I know, and that's what I'm going to continue to do."
Cooks currently ranks fourth in the NFL and second in the AFC with 51 receptions this season. He is eighth in the NFL and fourth in the AFC with 585 receiving yards this season with two touchdowns in eight starts. He and the Texans will travel to Miami to face the (1-7) Dolphins in Week 9.
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