Dallas Cowboys agree to sign Randall Cobb; Who’s out?
The Dallas Cowboys have solidified their wide receiver corps on Tuesday with a reported agreement in place to sign Randall Cobb to a one-year deal.
The Dallas Cowboys lost their longtime slot receiver in Cole Beasley earlier this month. Beasley signed a four-year, $29 million deal to join the Buffalo Bills in free agency. The Cowboys were expected to fill his void with a combination of receivers on their current roster, Allen Hurns and the recently re-signed Tavon Austin.
Now Hurns and Austin’s role on next year’s offense has been put in jeopardy with the announcement on Tuesday that the Cowboys have agreed to sign Randall Cobb to a reported one-year, $5 million contract. The longtime Green Bay Packer is expected to start in the slot alongside Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup in Dallas, giving fourth-year quarterback Dak Prescott the best receiver corps of his young career.
A second-round selection out of Kentucky in 2011, Cobb has spent his entire eight-year career with the Packers. His best season coming in 2014 when he posted 91 receptions for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. Cobb was nominated to his lone Pro Bowl appearance that year.
Last season, a concussion and a hamstring injury limited the 28-year old Cobb to just nine games in Green Bay. He recorded 38 catches for 383 yards and two scores in 2018.
No longer the player he once was, the 5-foot-10, 192-pound Cobb only needs to be a reliable option for Prescott out of the slot as running back Ezekiel Elliott is still seen as the main focus of the offense in Dallas. The Cowboys’ newest addition could also play a role on special teams, having returned seven punts for Green Bay just last season.
The addition of Randall Cobb to the wide receiver corps in Dallas suddenly makes for a bloated depth chart. The current roster now includes Randall Cobb, Allen Hurns, Michael Gallup, Amari Cooper, Tavon Austin, Noah Brown, Cedrick Wilson Jr. and Lance Lenoir. And that’s before the 2019 NFL Draft. The biggest offseason question surrounding this group going into training camp will be who doesn’t make the cut in Dallas.