Judging by all we’ve seen and heard out of the Dallas Cowboys this offseason, the team is content to enter the 2012 season with the receivers already on the roster, in hopes that a No. 3 receiver steps up to fill the considerable shoes of 2011’s No. 3 Laurent Robinson, who emerged from obscurity to lead the team in receiving touchdowns last year.
This likely means that Kevin Ogletree--the only player in the running for the job with an NFL reception--will start 2012 as the No. 3, behind Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. If this doesn’t inspire much confidence in the reader, don’t feel bad--Jimmy Robinson, Dallas’s receivers coach, doesn’t sound all that confident at the moment, either.
“I don’t know if confident is the right word,” Robinson said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I’m hopeful, let me say it that way. I’m hopeful.
“This preseason is going to tell the tale on that. I think practice gives you an indication and then what happens when it’s for real, we’ll see if we get what we’re looking for, if it’s by committee or if it’s not on the team yet. It’s hard to answer.”
Robinson acknowledged that the team has a host of receivers on the roster who could fill the Nos. 4 and 5 spots, but that this isn’t really the case at No. 3.
“I guess that’s fair to say,” Robinson said. “I don’t know, like I was asked, if I’m confident yet. Not sure about confident, but I am hopeful.
“I think we’re moving in the right direction, but we’re nowhere close to where we need to be yet to be a championship football team.”
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