The Cowboys were in need of some receiving help as Cole Beasley skipped to Buffalo during the first week of free agency. To fill the whole, the Cowboys signed Randall Cobb from the Green Bay Packers. What type of impact will Cobb have for the Cowboys?
Randall LaDonald Cobb II. The second Randall in his family. The son of Randall Sr and Tina Cobb was born in a relatively small town named Maryville, TN. The odds of the Dallas Cowboys’ newest slot receiver making it to the pros were not in his favor.
Fortunately, hard work was ingrained in Cobb during his childhood. Randall Sr first worked at the Denso car parts factory where he met Tina. After marriage, Cobb Sr provided for his family by working multiple jobs sometimes using Randall Jr for assistance.
However, in every successful professional athlete’s story, the balance between hard work and natural athleticism must exist. Cobb’s athleticism was passed on from his mother who was a high school track star. Within due time, Cobb was starting quarterback for the state champion Alcoa High School.
From Alcoa, to Kentucky, to Green Bay, Cobb has displayed his hard work and athleticism at all three levels. Now the opportunity presents itself in Dallas. However, Cobb shouldn’t be the only one excited for this new position. The Cowboys are looking to make it past the divisional round of the playoffs for the first time in the Jason Garrett Era. Cobb could be the missing piece.
Or I’m being overly optimistic and he’s just another replaceable receiver like the guy before him….
With the Dallas Cowboys implementing new looks to their “ground and pound” offense, Cobb looks to be an intriguing addition to the squad. Today, I’ll be exploring the legend of Randall Cobb: the unknown.