Should the Cowboys bring back Laurent Robinson?

March, 13, 2013
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The Jacksonville Jaguars released wide receiver Laurent Robinson on Tuesday after one season.

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Robinson signed a five-year, $32.5 million deal with the Jags last season but suffered four concussions and finished with just 24 catches for 252 yards and zero touchdowns after missing nine games. He did, however, pass his physical last month.

Robinson surprised with Dallas in 2011 and was fantastic as the No. 3 receiver. He set career highs in catches (54), yards (858) and touchdowns (11), which helped him get a big money deal with Jacksonville. The Cowboys valued Robinson but weren't willing to put the investment in him that the Jags were, because they had their eyes on other big ticket players, such as Brandon Carr, who was signed to a five-year, $50.1 million deal.

But should the Cowboys bring Robinson back now?

There are three factors in play for the Cowboys:

1. Health. Robinson suffered four concussions and will have to undergo major tests with the Cowboys in order be cleared by their doctors. How concerned were the Jags about Robinson's health? They cut him and will have at least $9 million of dead money to absorb on their salary cap.

2. What to pay? Robinson was already guaranteed nearly $14 million from the Jags. Do you sign him to the veteran minimum? The Cowboys will have to make roster moves just to be able to sign a free agent. Is it worth cutting a player to make room for Robinson?

3. Dwayne Harris. He is poised to become the Cowboys' No. 3 wide receiver in 2013. Why slow down his development for Robinson, who is coming off one of his worst seasons as a pro?

What do you think?
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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