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Garrett On Re-Signing Robinson: "It's Important"

Cowboys' receiver Laurent Robinson will become a free agent on March 13

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Garrett On Re-Signing Robinson: "It's Important"

The Dallas Cowboys have made no secret of the fact that they want to bring wide receiver Laurent Robinson back in 2012, and it’s not difficult to understand why.

Robinson was signed out of relative obscurity to help Dallas shore up an injury depleted receiving corps in September of last year (this after being cut by the team less than two weeks earlier), and went on to lead the team in touchdowns with 11. In all, he grabbed 54 passes for 858 yards--all this in just 14 games.

Earlier this week, Cowboys executive vice president said the re-signing Robinson was a top priority for the team this offseason, and to this end, head coach Jason Garrett agrees.

It’s important,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “He’s a big contributor to our football team last year. We had a several injuries on our football team last year, different guys got hurt at different times and we had to put somebody else in. Nowhere was that more obvious to me than at the receiver position. Early in the year Dez Bryant got hurt against the Jets, so he missed a game and was hobbled some and Miles [Austin] gets hurt, and Laurent stepped in and did a good job for us.”

As he was signed to a “minimum salary benefit” deal last year, Dallas can’t re-sign Robinson until the free agency period begins on March 13.

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