Packers bid farewell to Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews

Mar 21, 2019, 01:04
Packers bid farewell to Randall Cobb, Clay Matthews

Longtime Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb has agreed to a deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to media reports.

Cobb, who turns 29 this summer played in just nine games for Green Bay last season, finishing with 38 catches for 383 yards and two touchdowns. Cobb posted career highs in receptions (91), receiving yards (1,287) and touchdown catches (12) in 2014. Hurns was new to the team, coming to Dallas in free agency after an injured season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

If healthy, the Cowboys are likely hoping he could bring the type of numbers he had in 2014 when he brought in 91 catches for almost 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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Cobb missed six games in 2018 with the Packers due to nagging hamstring injury.

Cobb would actually fit more of the Lance Dunbar "scat back" role of sorts for the Cowboys than that of the Cole Beasley slot receiver role.

Although the injuries have been a major story of Cobb's eight-year career, his addition could provide a significant boost for the Cowboys as a reliable option in third-down situations. "When he's out there, he's a tough guy to cover".

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While Cobb should bolster the Cowboys' passing game assuming he stays healthy, he wasn't the player some expected the Cowboys to makes news with on Tuesday.

Without an abundance of salary cap space to work with, the Cowboys have been relatively quiet in free agency, but the team was reported Tuesday to have hosted a couple of the bigger names available: pass-rusher Robert Quinn and safety Eric Berry.

"We want to thank Clay for all that he has contributed to the Packers over the past 10 seasons".

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