Friday, February 11, 2011
WR coach Jimmy Robinson hired
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- One way to get better in any business is to weaken the competition.
Jason Garrett has hired Green Bay wide receivers coach Jimmy Robinson as assistant head coach as well as wide receivers coach with the Cowboys less than a week after the Packers won Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium.
Robinson, who has been in the NFL since 1990, replaces Ray Sherman. Sherman coached the Cowboys wide receivers from 2007-10 and interviewed for the head coaching position after the season that went to Garrett. Sherman was quickly informed he would not be retained in 2011.
Garrett and Robinson were together from 2000-03 with the New York Giants; Garrett as the backup quarterback and Robinson as the wide receivers coach. Through the years Robinson has coached some of the best receivers: Indianapolis’ Marvin Harrison, the Giants’ Amani Toomer, New Orleans’ Joe Horn and since 2006 he had been with the Packers where he helped in the development of Donald Driver, Greg Jennings, James Jones and Jordy Nelson.
With the Cowboys he inherits Miles Austin, who has played in the last two Pro Bowls, Dez Bryant, who had his rookie season cut short by a fractured ankle, and Roy Williams (at least for now) as the top three wide outs.