Much like Maliek Collins, I actually like Randall Cobb. His big play ability inside, combined with his experience with both Dak Prescott and Mike McCarthy make him an ideal holdover from last season. But the money, man…
Spotrac estimated Cobb to command a deal around 2 years/$14 million. That’s a lot of coin for an injury-prone slot guy who’s about to turn 30-years-old. Especially since Dallas looks pretty well situated at WR heading into the 2020. Not only do they have Michael Gallup locked up, but they expect to retain Amari Cooper as well. That’s two WRs who rate in the NFL’s top-20.
Additionally, they have promising young prospects Cedrick Wilson, Ventrell Bryant, Devin Smith, Noah Brown, and Jon’Vea Johnson to test out. And most importantly, the 2020 WR class in the draft happens to be the deepest in years. There’s no reason they can’t find someone just as effective as Cobb on Day 2 or even Day 3 of the draft.
Again, I like Cobb and think he’d be an asset to the Dallas Cowboys in Year 1 of McCarthy, but unless he takes a deal for well below market, I’m looking at the millions of other options. Between the draft, the current stable of WRs and free agent bargain hunting, the Cowboys can save money AND improve at receiver if they let Cobb go.