Randall Cobb and the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a one year/$5 million deal. The former Packers wide receiver will slide into the slot position in the Cowboys offense, replacing the vacancy left by Cole Beasley.
The addition of Cobb gives Dak Prescott a dynamic, seasoned target in the slot. Cobb’s quickness and route running will coincide well with the more physical Amari Cooper. The additional support in the passing game represents an upgrade from Cole Beasley, and will likely open up more opportunities for Zeke Elliott and the Dallas running game. Cobb’s best characteristics on the football field is his football IQ and whitty route-running. Cobb has a knack of finding the soft spot in zones, and has the footwork to work his way into these tight spaces.
Before signing with the Cowboys, dozens of teams were showing interest in Randall Cobb. Despite playing in just nine games last season, Cobb’s reputation is well known around the league, as the slot receiver is considered one of the most savvy wideouts in the game. Cobb exploded in his fourth season in the NFL, catching 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. His 2014 season was his personal best, earning him his solo Pro Bowl invitation.
Cobb has been a highly productive receiver his whole career, and has compiled an impressive statsheet to prove it. In his eight seasons in the NFL, Cobb has caught 470 passes for 5,524 yards and 41 touchdowns, all for the Green Bay Packers.