Lost to some degree in Sunday’s crushing, 34-30 loss to the now 4-0 Lions is that the Dallas Cowboys may have found some legitimate help at receiver--a potentially invaluable commodity considering just how banged-up the team has become at that position--in veteran Laurent Robinson.
Robinson led the Cowboys in receiving on Sunday with seven catches for 116 yards. The veteran was signed just two weeks before, in order to shore up the receiving corps, but we’re probably safe in assuming that fans watching on Sunday weren’t expecting that kind of production out of the NFL journeyman.
"Just going out there playing," Robinson said, per ESPN Dallas. "You never know when the ball is coming your way. You just got to run the route full speed every time and try to get open and build that confidence that I'm going to be open and be in the right spot."
Of course, Robinson’s day was spoiled by a record-setting Cowboys collapse, spurred on by three second half interceptions. Robinson, who was the targeted receiver on the second of these, took responsibility for the play, which would turn into the second pick six surrendered by Dallas Sunday.
"That's on me. It's going to haunt me for a while," Robinson said. "I think that cost us the game. Put it on my shoulders and just got to get better and watch the film and see what I could have done better to make the play."
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