Patriots Preparing To Sign Cowboys Receiver
Are the New England Patriots preparing to sign a Dallas Cowboys wide receiver? Things are trending that way.
Thus far, all the offseason hype surrounding the Cowboys’ free agent wide receiver situation has centered around Amari Cooper. That is understandable. He is clearly their best player at the position and a valuable asset in their hunt for a postseason appearance.
That said – he is not the only free agent wide receiver Dallas has to think about.
Randall Cobb is in a similar boat.
According to the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian, Cobb is currently a potential target for New England and is viewed as a “reliable slot presence” for the team.
Last season, Cobb played on a one-year deal with the Cowboys.
While the Patriots would love to add him to the fold, it is worth remembering that head coach Mike McCarthy and Cobb have a long history. McCarthy was Cobb’s very first head coach when the pair worked together on the Green Bay Packers.
“A possible fly in the ointment? Mike McCarthy,” she wrote.
“The former Packers coach is now the head man in Dallas, replacing Jason Garrett. Cobb has a comfort level with McCarthy from his time as a Packer. It was McCarthy who gave him his first chance in the NFL.”
The big problem facing Dallas right now is just how many free agent the organization has to think about. Based on that fact alone, it would not be all that shocking to see someone like Cobb slip through the cracks and end up with a team like the Patriots.