Randall Cobb has agreed to terms with the Dallas Cowboys, on a one-year, $5 million contract, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. NFL insider Jay Glazer first to report. This comes a day after the Cowboys hosted Cobb on a visit as they looked to find a replacement for wide receiver Cole Beasley who signed with the Buffalo Bills on a four-year, $29 million deal with $14.5 million in guarantees.
Team executive Stephen Jones floated the idea ahead of the loss that the team might look to Allen Hurns to fill the role going forward, but there are several issues surrounding that thought. The most prevailing is obvious, with Hurns having suffered a gruesome broken leg in January that ended his season. He's making strides on the path to recovery, but it's a long and tough road to hoe.
Cobb is a former second-round pick of the familiar Green Bay Packers who went on to land pro bowl honors in 2014. He played eight seasons in Wisconsin and finished his final contract in 2018, hitting the free agency market as the Packers opted to not re-sign him. Cobb would not only bring his veteran presence to the Cowboys, but also an ability to flex from the slot to the outside, giving offensive coordinator Kellen Moore the ability to be more creative with his WR usage. He'll have to work to prove he's still an impactful target though, coming off of his worst season of production as a pro.