Rumors have been circling during the last few weeks. After his team declined to offer him his fifth year option, the former Indianapolis Colts first-rounder became an unrestricted agent.
He was very productive when he was healthy. He played in 36 games during his four-year career, missing a few due to injuries.
Due to MCL and ACL tears, he only appeared in seven games during his rookie season. His season was ended by a torn Achilles two games into last year’s season.
Hooker is an attractive option for the Dallas Cowboys secondary. He made his second visit with the team last weekend, and now, as expected, he’s signed with the team.
Hooker visited the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason to see the two main contenders in AFC. The Dallas Cowboys are coming off a disappointing season. With the return of Dak Preston and other key contributors, the NFC East was last year’s worst division in the NFL. There is a lot to be proud of this fall for Dallas.
He has had 124 career tackles and seven interceptions in his four years with Colts. There have been 11 passes defended and 11 passes defended.
Although the Cowboys may be taking a risk, Malik Hooker has a very good chance.