3 young players the Dallas Cowboys should find snaps for

Bradlee Anae, Dallas Cowboys (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)
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Reggie Robinson II, Dallas Cowboys
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2. Defensive back, Reggie Robinson II

Reggie Robinson II is a defensive back who was selected out of Tulsa in the fourth round of this year’s draft. Unlike Anae, Robinson has yet to even dress for a game this season. While the Dallas Cowboys drafted him as a cornerback, they experimented with him at safety during training camp and he has the versatility to play all over the secondary.

If we are being honest, given all the problems the Cowboys have had with their secondary this season, it’s been kind of mind-boggling that the team has yet to make Robinson active, even if it were just to play special teams. However, now that rookie cornerback Trevon Diggs’ season is expected to be over, playing Robinson should be a no-brainer for Dallas.

After the Cowboys went with Darian Thompson to start the season, Donovan Wilson has been starting at safety opposite Xavier Woods for the past five games. Coming into this season safety was easily the weakest position on Dallas’ roster and while Wilson has played better than Thompson, he likely isn’t changing any plans for the Cowboys to target a safety either early in the draft or via free agency.

Insert Reggie Robinson. During his senior campaign, his three interceptions were top five in the AAC, while his 13 pass breakups led the conference. At the combine, he measured out at  6’1″, 202 lbs, and ran a 4.44. The knock-on Robinson coming out of Tulsa was that while he was physically gifted, he lacked some of the technique to play against some of the more skilled wide receivers at the next level.

While he was drafted as a cornerback, Robinson could also help the Cowboys at safety. With that kind of size and speed, you have to ask what does Dallas have to lose? Given how stubborn the team has been about finding an outside solution to stop the bleeding at safety all year, they owe it to themselves to give Robinson a fair look before the end of the season.

This team has glaring needs at both corner and safety, and regardless of his position, finding snaps for Reggie Robinson shouldn’t be this difficult. The Cowboys could use his athleticism and ball skills, and without Trevon Diggs the secondary needs all of the help it can possibly get.