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Dalvin Cook next team odds; Jets new favorites to land running back
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Dalvin Cook next team odds; Jets new favorites to land running back

Updated Jul. 27, 2023 9:40 a.m. ET

In today's pass-happy NFL, teams still need to run the ball to be successful. And for one lucky team, a proven free agent running back with plenty of miles left on the tires is still on the market.

The Minnesota Vikings recently released four-time Pro Bowl running back Dalvin Cook (quarterback Kirk Cousins probably doesn't like that), making the former Florida State All-American a free agent.

While many teams have had "interest" in acquiring Cook's services, it looks like he's headed to the Big Apple. That is, for a visit, at least. On Thursday, it was reported Cook would be meeting with the New York Jets this weekend.

Betting markets are also moving after the news, as the Jets are now the new favorites to land Cook.


We often say the odds tell a story, so let's look at which teams are in the hunt from a betting perspective.


New York Jets -200 (bet $10 to win $15 total)
New England Patriots +400 (bet $10 to win 50 total)
Miami Dolphins +500 (bet $10 to win $60 total)
Buffalo Bills +1500 (bet $10 to win $60 total)
Denver Broncos +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Dallas Cowboys +3500 (bet $10 to win $360 total)

* Odds as of 7/27/2023

Cook has been productive in the NFL, with 5,993 rushing yards, 1,794 receiving yards and a combined 52 rushing and receiving touchdowns during his six seasons with the Vikings. And he has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in his past four seasons after topping that mark in his three seasons with the Seminoles (2014-16). So which team will he suit up for next season?

"The New York Jets remain one of the front-runners to sign free-agent running back Dalvin Cook, according to sources close to the situation," FOX Sports AFC East reporter Henry McKenna wrote last week.

And after Thursday's report, the Jets are now the favorites to land Cook. Can Aaron Rodgers convince his one-time foe to come to New York for a Super Bowl run? The Jets will likely open the season without starting running back Breece Hall, who tore his ACL last season, so the fit makes sense.

A few other teams that make sense follow the Jets on the list.

Will Cook return to his hometown with the Miami Dolphins? The 'Fins are third on the odds board to snag Cook at +500. The move would give the Dolphins another explosive player to help wreak havoc on opposing defenses. 

Another team to look at is the Bills. At +1500, Buffalo is currently listed fifth on the odds list to land the running back. Joining quarterback Josh Allen in the backfield would bolster the Super Bowl contenders. Not to mention, this spot may hold sentimental value to Dalvin, considering his brother, James Cook, plays in Buffalo. 

Or maybe Cook can slide into Ezekiel Elliott's vacated roster spot with the Cowboys? Could "America's Team" land the former Vikings' standout?

FOX Sports' Cowboys insider David Helman says the price may not be right for Cook to head to Dallas with Tony Pollard entrenched as the starter.

"Odds are, with the full market available to him, he's going to pick a good situation with a fitting team and excel," Helman said. "The point is more that, for the first time in a while, the Cowboys have a chance to get cheaper and younger at running back. There's no sense in squandering that now."

So where will Cook end up playing in 2023? Stay tuned to FOX Sports for all the latest on one of the top stories of the NFL offseason.

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