Dallas Cowboys: Should the Cowboys acquire Allen Robinson?

JACKSONVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 13: Allen Robinson /

The Dallas Cowboys are speeding towards free agency and there are a lot of decisions to be made. Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson could be available.

The Dallas Cowboys are looking for another high powered wide receiver to take some pressure off of quarterback Dak Prescott and star wide receiver, Dez Bryant. The Cowboys were thought to be in the trade market for such a player, however, there are a few players slated to become free agents that could be the perfect option for the franchise.

The most interesting of those could be Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver, Allen Robinson.

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Robinson is probably best known for his breakout year in 2015. He would rack up 1400 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns. He had a catch percentage of 53% and was the most dangerous weapon in the Jaguars arsenal.

In 2016 he had a down year however it still was fairly productive. Interestingly enough when you compare Robinson’s 2016 production to Dez Bryant’s from 2017 they are shockingly similar.

Robinson record 883 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 2016 while Bryant recorded 838 receiving yards and six touchdowns in 2017. Considering that the Cowboys would ask Robinson to be the primary complement to Bryant they would be able to live with those types of numbers and that level of production from the Cowboys second wide receiver spot would only help to enhance Bryant’s numbers.

Terrance Williams is currently the Cowboys second starting receiver and his numbers are not even close to those Robinson could post during a down year. Williams recorded 568 receiving yards and 0 touchdowns in 2017, not exactly the numbers the Dallas Cowboys paid for during the 2016 offseason.

Realistically there is no reason to keep Williams on the roster, especially when it comes down to either him or picking up Robinson. The former Jaguars number one wide receiver barely had a 2017 season as he tore his left ACL during the first drive of the season.

Robinson is running again and should be ready for training camp. At this point in his career, Robinson will not break the bank, coming off of an injury and a slightly above average 2016 season, he could not cost all that much to acquire.

It also seemingly depends on the 2017 playoffs. If the Jaguars offense cannot get the job done with the weapons they have Robinson could be lured back into the fold. The recent play of Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook is an encouraging sign for the Jaguars offense as both of those players are looking more and more consistent every day.

For the Jaguars at the end of their playoff run (whenever it may be) it may make more sense to let Cole, Westbrook, and Hurns be the future of the Jacksonville offense and let players like Marquise Lee and Robinson hit free agency.

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Personally, I am a big proponent of bringing in a guy like Robinson as he will be a cost-effective way of upgrading the Cowboys passing offense. I would look into bringing in Marquise Lee as well however he had a pretty productive season and could be the hotter commodity out of the two wide receivers.

The Dallas Cowboys need help desperately at wide receiver and a player like Robinson does not fly under the radar for long.