Scruggs: Thumbs Up On Cobb FA Signing By Cowboys

The Cowboys are done paying retail free agent prices for players.

The past few years they have opted to shop at the outlet mall for players. I personally love the Grand Prairie outlet mall off I-20 and Highway 360 because I find some great deals there.

A day after hosting him on a free-agent visit, the Cowboys have agreed to terms with wide receiver Randall Cobb on a one-year deal for a reported five million dollars. He will turn 29 in late August.

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He should be the Cole Beasley replacement as the slot wide receiver.

Beasley wisely took the Buffalo Bills offer of four years and $29 million. That was too rich for the Cowboys because they don’t pay retail.

Cobb comes to Big D with some issues. He was limited to just nine games in 2018 for Green Bay because of hamstring injuries and a late-season concussion. He caught just 38 passes for 383 yards and two touchdowns, all lows since his 91-catch, 1,287-yard, 12-touchdown season of 2014.

Last week, the Cowboys also agreed to a one-year deal with speedy receiver Tavon Austin, who appeared in seven games as a space player and punt returner. They will have Pro Bowler Amari Cooper in the fold and tight end Jason Witten is coming out of retirement to give quarterback Dak Prescott another weapon.

I give the Cowboys a thumbs up on the Cobb signing. If he is healthy, then Prescott will be able to have a target Aaron Rodgers was able to rely on for eight seasons and amassed 470 career catches for 5,524 yards and 41 touchdowns.

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