Why Cowboys could take another chance on WR Laurent Robinson
The Cowboys will take a look at a former free-agent find — Laurent Robinson — when the team manages to find some money under the cap.
Robinson caught 54 passes for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns after the Cowboys signed, released and re-signed him as a free agent during the 2011 season. He quickly became Tony Romo’s go-to wide receiver in the red zone, and the team hoped to keep him until he accepted a 5-year, $32.5 million offer from the Jaguars last year.
Robinson made his guaranteed $14 million as a Jaguar, but was cut after catching just 24 passes for 252 yards and no touchdowns in 2012. Four concussions limited him to seven games. The 27-year-old must also show prospective teams that he has overcome an ankle injury.
Despite his health concerns, Robinson’s previous rapport with Romo still piques the Cowboys’ interest, the Dallas Morning News’ David Moore reports.
“Obviously, he played lights out and we tried to sign him last year and his price got more than we could handle under our cap,’’ executive vice president Stephen Jones said. “But obviously things change from year-to-year.
“We’ve got to look at the big picture with Laurent. He had some injuries that we’re going to be doing our homework on and be going from there.’’