NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 14-3-0
4-2-0 12-5-0
1-4-1 9-7-1
2-3-1 8-8-1

2022 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 62 3 0 0 0.0
Post Season 14 0 0 0 0.0

Top Malik Hooker News

  • Cowboys' Malik Hooker: Undergoes thumb procedure

    Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones said Wednesday that Hooker recently underwent thumb surgery, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Per Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Hooker's latest procedure was to address a dislocated thumb, which he likely sustained during Dallas' loss to the 49ers in the divisional round. The 26-year-old is expected to be ready for the team's offseason program without any limitations.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Hooker: Puts together solid season

    Hooker recorded 62 tackles (44 solo) with three interceptions and a fumble recovery for a touchdown over 16 regular-season games in 2022.

    The 26-year-old safety stayed mostly healthy, missing only a Week 8 contest against the Bears due to a hamstring strain, and as a result Hooker put together the most productive season of his career. The Cowboys' trio of safeties (Hooker, Donovan Wilson and Jayron Kearse) all posted strong numbers in coordinator Dan Quinn's defense, but with Wilson a free agent and potentially headed elsewhere, Hooker could see an increased workload in 2023.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Hooker: Scores TD against former club

    Hooker recorded two tackles and returned a fumble for a 38-yard touchdown in Sunday's 54-19 win over the Colts.

    The safety was taken 15th overall by Indianapolis in the 2017 NFL Draft, but his career with the Colts was marred by multiple injuries and he joined the Cowboys as a free agent last season. Hooker got some revenge against his former employers by scooping up a fumble and racing down the sidelines for the second of five Dallas TDs in the fourth quarter. The 26-year-old has stayed healthy this year and through 11 games he has 43 tackles, eight shy of his prior career high.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Hooker: Returns to full practice

    Hooker (hamstring) logged a full practice session Wednesday, per Jon Machota of The Athletic.

    Hooker was unable to practice at all Week 8 and ended up missing the win over the Bears. However, he had time to recover during Dallas' subsequent bye week and appears to be back near full health. Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks during practice this week, Hooker should be able to return to his big role in the Cowboys' secondary Sunday in Green Bay.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Hooker: Not playing Sunday

    Hooker (hamstring) is inactive Sunday against the Bears, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Hooker was unable to practice this week and was considered a game-time decision coming into Sunday. With the Cowboys entering a bye week, Hooker will have extended time to prepare for a return to the field.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Hooker: Viewed as game-time call

    Hooker (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Bears, is considered a game-time decision, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Even though Hooker's hamstring injury kept him sidelined for practice all week, the Cowboys aren't closing the door on the sixth-year safety suiting up. After playing north of 70 percent of the snaps on defense in each of Dallas' first six games, Hooker dropped down to a season-low 51 percent snap share in the Week 7 win over Detroit, with the hamstring issue perhaps contributing to his lighter-than-normal playing time.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Hooker: Sits out of practice

    Hooker (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    It's unclear when Hooker sustained his hamstring injury as he was able to compile a team-high 12 tackles in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. The safety will have two more practice opportunities prior to Sunday's contest against Chicago.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Hooker: Dozen tackles against Eagles

    Hooker recorded a team-high 12 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

    The veteran safety not only set a season high in tackles, he ties his personal career high -- a mark he'd previously reached as a Colt in 2018. Hooker already has 34 tackles through six games, and if he can stay healthy, he's on pace to shatter his prior personal best of 51 set over 13 games in 2019.

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  • Cowboys' Malik Hooker: Season-high eight stops in win

    Hooker recorded eight tackles (five solo), including one for loss, during Sunday's 25-10 win over the Commanders.

    Hooker recorded a season-high eight stops during the win, falling one short of the team high. The veteran safety has played every defensive snap for the Cowboys over the past three weeks, recording 17 tackles (12 solo). He'll look to build off his season-high performance against the Rams on Sunday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 212 lbs
Birthplace: New Castle, PA
Age: 26
School: Ohio State
Experience: 6