Cowboys To Sign Randall Cobb

A high-end auxiliary wide receiver will be coming to Dallas. The Cowboys agreed to terms Tuesday with Randall Cobb, Jay Glazer of The Athletic tweets. Cobb will sign a one-year, $5MM deal, Adam Schefter of reports (on Twitter).

Cobb visited the Cowboys on Monday and will join the Amari Cooper-fronted receiving corps. This will provide Dak Prescott with a proven complementary target. This move figures to be about replacing slot receiver Cole Beasley, who defected to Buffalo despite considering a return to Dallas. It also gives the Cowboys a more complete receiving corps.

Cobb will join a pass-catching corps that includes 2018 third- and sixth-round picks Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson, along with 2017 seventh-rounder Noah Brown and the recently unretired Jason Witten. Allen Hurns is also set to be back in the mix, despite a season-ending injury and minimal production during his first Cowboys campaign. Tavon Austin is in line to return, too, making for an interesting mix of talent vying to form Cooper’s sidekick crew.

His 2018 season shortened by injury, Cobb surpassed 600 yards each year from 2014-17. While he did not quite live up to the four-year, $40MM deal he signed with the Packers in 2015, Green Bay kept him around throughout that contract. And despite being set for his ninth NFL season, the former second-round pick is only 28.

For his career, Cobb has caught 41 touchdown passes and has accumulated more than 5,500 receiving yards. Beasley, 29, has just two 600-plus-yard seasons — including one last year. Cobb has five, and given Cooper’s status and the Cowboys’ reliance on Ezekiel Elliott, the longtime Packers cog will not be expected to produce as much as he was under the terms of his previous pact.

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  1. Marytown1

    Great guy to have on your roster if he can stay healthy. Sad to see him leave but it was time.

    • Using him as a slot only player for a run-first team should hopefully preserve his body a bit more than using him as an everyday player.

      • Breezy

        He’s gotta be slot only. And I imagine they follow through with drafting a slot guy to split time. Fingers crossed he can stay healthy because of it, because he can still ball.

  2. Bryzzo2016

    Wow! He had a special connection with Rodgers it seemed. Not sure how him and Dak will gel. I’m shocked the Packers didn’t sign him. Are they capped out? Who do they have at WR?!?

    • wettle

      Yeah we’re about capped out. He’s hurt a lot, but when healthy, he’s a tough WR. I think he’s s guy who gives it his all. We have Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, 3 WR’s we drafted last year and a DIII Guy who actually has flashed at times. A.J. Green raves about him when he was on the Bengals PS.

  3. Jimmy Johnson’s Ghost

    Nice addition to the offense…. too bad Dallas doesn’t have a QB to put them to use. I would compare it to buying a Ferrari without any keys. Soon they will figure out the QB makes WR’s better not the other way around.

    • GeauxRangers

      First off Randall Cobb is hardly a Ferrari, he’s literally going to be their 3rd WR. Besides that Amari averaged 80 YPG once he got to the Cowboys last year which was top 15 in the NFL and the best of his career. Beasley has his best years with Dak under center. Plus Dak has 2 division titles in 3 years. What’s this about the QB not making the team better?

      • Jimmy Johnson’s Ghost

        I was referring to pieces (WR unit as a whole) as a Ferrari. A lot of capital (FA $ and 1st rounder) being spent on WR’s for a QB that avg 22 TDs a season. Beasley’s best years? All those check down passes he caught, the memories. Ya, Duk made Beasley into a HOFer. I’ll give you 2 titles in 3 years, but what was their record the year Zeke was suspended? Zeke makes the Cowboys go not Duk. The Bengals used to make the playoffs often under Marvin Lewis as well. It’s sad to see Cowboy Fans hanging their hat on division titles (followed by early playoff exits), I remember a time when it was Super Bowl or bust around the ranch. I’m sad to say it….I see my beloved Cowboys as the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFC.

        • GeauxRangers

          They were 9-7 and missed the playoffs by one game the year that Zeke was suspended. I’m sorry that other Cowboys fans are happy that the team they root for are winning games. Plus with the young roster I anticipate much more winning to come. But please feel free to continue throwing a pity party for everyone else since you’re mentally stuck in 1995.

  4. RockHard

    It’s not fair to compare his numbers to Beasley considering one has played 8seasons with a HOF QB and Beasley has been stuck in a caveman offense with less opportunity..

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