Thursday, October 6, 2011
Cowboys take notice of Laurent Robinson
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas -- Laurent Robinson has wasted little time in becoming a fixture in the Cowboys’ offense. In two games he has 10 catches for 165 yards and he became the seventh player on team history to have 100 yards through the air in his first start last week vs. Detroit.
So far he has made a pretty good impression.
“I’m just trying to execute when the play is called and make a play on the ball when it comes and not think about all that,” Robinson said. “Just playing football.”
Robinson joined the Cowboys a few days before the season opener and suffered a hamstring injury in his first practice. He was cut and brought back before the Week 3 game vs. Washington. Having spent training camp with San Diego, Robinson had a leg up in learning a Dallas offense that is similar to the Chargers’.
Coach Jason Garrett has taken notice.
“For someone who was not with us in training camp and on and off the roster he’s really stepped in and understand what to do and how to do it,” Garrett said. “I think the quarterbacks have a real comfort level throwing to him. He’s demonstrated the ability to run past defenses and make plays underneath. He’s only going to improve.”
With Miles Austin returning from a hamstring injury Oct. 16 at New England, Robinson will likely slide into the No. 3 receiver role behind Austin and Dez Bryant.