Jerry Jones chastises Brandin Cooks for flying Cowboys teammates as a part-time pilot


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

Brandin Cooks AP Photograph/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 not too long ago 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 driving 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 staff and flying up there with him,’’ Jones mentioned advised the Ft. Value Star-Telegram. “I used to be glad I didn’t know that was occurring. I must inform him part-time pilots, in my thoughts, are usually not the best way to go.’’

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

Nevertheless, Cooks mentioned 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 mentioned. “He’s obtained some huge cash invested within the guys in that airplane.’’

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy was much less apprehensive in regards to the flight than Jones was. He laughed about it, based on the Star-Telegram.

“Clearly, I don’t learn about taking the entire crew up with you,” McCarthy mentioned. “However I imply, Brandin’s somebody you positively would belief. You may 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 staff. Parsons completed seventh within the NFL in sacks final season.

That’s loads of soccer expertise onboard a small airplane.