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Cobb emerging as darkhorse receiver for the Cowboys

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Cobb emerging as darkhorse receiver for the Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys continue their daily training camp practices and their weekly preseason games in preparation for the 2019-20 NFL season.

Despite the increasing and distracting rumors regarding contract negotiations for Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper and Jaylon Smith, the Cowboys have stayed persistent on the field with players improving and showing flashes of greatness day-by-day during training camp. One of those players, in particular, is Randall Cobb.

Cobb is the former slot receiver for Green Bay Packers who joined the team after he was signed during the NFL’s free agency period. The unwarranted departure of Cole Beasley left the Cowboys’ receiving core in an uncomfortable spot because Beasley was one of Prescott’s most reliable and sure-handed targets.

However, Cobb’s arrival gives the Cowboys offense more light due to his effectiveness to run great routes and catch difficult passes under immense pressure from the secondary. Cobb has the ability to bust a defense-wide open because his speed allows him to gain separation from defenders after he’s made a catch.

Additionally, Cobb is a receiver who thrives on getting yards after the catch and doesn’t require many blocks to do so because he possesses moves allowing him to get himself free on his own.

In seven seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, Beasley compiled 319 total catches for 3,271 yards and he hauled in 23 touchdowns on 450 targets. Cobb totaled 470 catches for 5,524 yards and caught 41 touchdowns on 675 targets during his eight-year career with the Green Bay Packers.

All of Cobb’s intangibles work hand in hand with the Cowboys updated offense. Dallas has been known for having receivers who can take short passes and turn them into huge gains, and with the absence of Elliott and the injury of Cooper, Cobb is just the guy the Cowboys could use to keep the offense at bay until they return to full strength.

So far during training camp, Cobb has been performing up to par given the circumstances. As the season inches closer to the beginning, each practice thickens day by day. Earlier this week the Cowboys went through rigorous offensive drills highlighted by team drills with receivers being pitted against the opposing cornerbacks.

During those drills, Cobb dazzled the on-looking fans at training camp putting moves on different members of the Cowboys’ secondary and making high-volume catches in traffic. His chemistry with Prescott has gotten stronger since his arrival in Dallas and hopes are high the pair can keep moving forward with their progression leading into the regular season.

Cobb has made his intentions clear on what he hopes to accomplish as a new member of the Dallas Cowboys.

“I’m here to win a championship,” Cobb said to reporters during training camp. “I’m here to provide everything I can for this team. I thought it was a great fit. I’ve played a lot of ball and I’ve been on some good teams, but I don’t have a ring. At the end of the day, that’s what the game is about.”

Cobb looks to continue his impressive training camp performance as the Cowboys work toward getting in game shape for their upcoming season.

I'm a recently graduated Journalism Major from Stephen F. Austin State University. I hail from San Augustine, Texas. I grew up a sports fan and I love to write about them frequently. My ultimate goal is to be a beat writer for a pro NFL or NBA team.

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