Much like Jerry Jones, the cocksure owner of the Dallas Cowboys, quarterback Tony Romo likes the receivers the team has in-house, and he believes someone from this pool will step up to become the no. 3 receiver, a spot left vacant by Laurent Robinson, who emerged from obscurity to lead the team in touchdowns in 2011 with 11.
Robinson, of course, departed Dallas for Jacksonville after one season with the team, signing a five-year deal with the Jags worth more than $30 million last month.
"Laurent had a great season last year. He did a lot of good stuff," Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. "He had a knack for continuing to move as the play broke down. He understood the timing that I wanted to see and he was able to do that really well.
"We're going to have a battle for that position obviously and the guys have already started competing at this point and are trying to get better and are trying to be that guy. I'm anxious to see. We've got a couple of guys who I think are going to have a chance to step up and do similar type things and I'm excited for that opportunity.
"I think the potential is there for a couple of guys to go in and grab that spot. It's just a matter of who is going to work their butt off and put themselves in that position. I think some guys have started that."
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