The Dallas Cowboys agreed to terms with former Green Bay Packer receiver Randall Cobb on a one-year deal. After eight seasons in Green Bay, this gives the 2014 Pro Bowler a fresh start. Cobb finished his career in Green Bay ranked eleventh all-time with 430 receptions, 5,524 yards, and 41 touchdowns. The move to get another solid receiver is no surprise after Cole Beasley went to Buffalo in free agency.
The Cowboys have a group of decent receivers, but no one on the roster stood out. Amari Cooper is their current leading receiver and a big goal for Dallas was to strengthen their receiving corps. This is where Cobb comes in. They were looking for someone to complement Cooper and the 28-year old Cobb certainly can fit that bill. At 5 foot 10, size would seem to be an issue, but very good speed helps the small receiver get open. His best season came in 2014 when he caught 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. A hamstring injury shortened Cobb’s 2018 campaign, but he still is a very good and capable receiver.
The Cowboys also re-signed another smaller (but very fast) receiver in Tavon Austin. While he wasn’t an impact in the offense last year, the Cobb signing may be a sign in the direction the passing offense is going. Seeing two really quick receivers on the field could be a gameplan that Dallas is trying to achieve. With Austin and Cobb, watching Dallas on offense will get exciting. Dak Prescott had another impressive year and adding some quick receivers could be the answer to get Dallas deep into the playoffs. Things in the NFC have shaken up a bit, so the division is wide open. While this may seem like a ho-hum move to many, the Cowboys’ offense will see an upgrade. Cobb is expected to start considering the current roster, and a good season could push Dallas to sign him to a multi-year deal in the future.