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Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb

Wide Receiver #18
ADP:Round: 14, Pick: 6
Team: Houston Texans
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 192 lb.
College:Kentucky
Age:29
Born:August 22, 1990
Drafted:2011 / Rd. 2 (64)
Draft Team:GB

Randall Cobb: Part of four-deep WR group

Cobb is part of a deep receiving corps that now includes Brandin Cooks, in addition to holdovers Will Fuller (sports hernia) and Kenny Stills, ESPN.com's Sarah Barshop reports.

Analysis: Bill O'Brien seems to have completed an offseason remake that started with the trade sending out DeAndre Hopkins and a 2020 fourth-round pick in exchange for David Johnson, a 2020 second-rounder and a 2021 fourth-rounder. Cobb signed with Houston shortly after the trade was agreed upon, parlaying his rebound 2019 campaign with the Cowboys into a three-year, $27 million contract with their in-state rivals. The deal should ensure Cobb of a sizable role, but Stills also has considerable experience playing the slot, and he may struggle to get snaps outside if Fuller and Cooks can actually manage to stay healthy. The situation hints at an even distribution of targets, though an injury or another trade could significantly alter the projection.

April 10, 2020 7:09 AM EST

Randall Cobb: Credits improved hamstring strength

Cobb, who recently agreed to sign with the Texans, said he felt better in 2019 than he had in previous seasons, getting good results after he strengthened his hamstrings, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Cobb claims the Cowboys training staff identified his weak hamstrings as a potential limiting factor and worked with him to strengthen the muscles during the offseason. He went on to produce his most receiving yards (828) since 2015 and his best mark for yards per target (10.0) since 2014, despite being charged with eight drops. Cobb averaged 9.1 yards before the catch on his 55 receptions, compared to 3.9 in his final season with the Packers. He's proven himself a bit more dynamic than the typical slot receiver, and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson should be able to take advantage of Cobb's ability to work downfield from an inside alignment. The 29-year-old has agreed to a three-year, $27 million contract, joining Will Fuller and Kenny Stills in a receiving corps that recently lost DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals.

March 27, 2020 12:35 PM EST

Randall Cobb: Inking deal with Houston

Cobb agreed to terms on a three-year, $27 million contract with the Texans on Monday, James Jones of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: There was reportedly interest in the 29-year-old returning to Dallas for the 2020 campaign, but he'll instead end up heading to Houston. The Texans shipped DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals earlier in the day, so Cobb will partially fill that significant void for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Cobb caught 55 of 83 targets for 828 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games last season, posting the best YPC (15.1) of his nine-year career.

March 16, 2020 8:52 PM EST

Randall Cobb: Could re-sign in Dallas

Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that he aims to re-sign Cobb for the 2020 season, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Cobb previously played under McCarthy in Green Bay from 2011-18, during which time the 29-year-old wideout recorded his career-best 2014 season (91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns). Having hauled in 55 catches for 828 yards and three touchdowns last season while playing on a one-year, $5 million contract, Cobb will become an unrestricted free agent in March unless the Cowboys opt to re-sign him. Coming to terms with fellow impending free agent wideout Amari Cooper will no doubt rank as a higher priority for the team, but Cobb's veteran presence in the slot could realistically lend him a clear path to returning to Dallas.

February 26, 2020 9:28 AM EST

Randall Cobb: Reuniting with Mike McCarthy?

Cobb is more likely to re-sign with Dallas after the hiring of head coach Mike McCarthy, who previously worked with the slot receiver in Green Bay, ESPN.com's Todd Archer reports.

Analysis: Cobb played 2019 on a one-year, $5 million contract, hauling in 66.3 percent of his targets for a career-high 15.1 yards per catch, with 55.2 receiving yards per game representing his best mark since 2014. He left no doubt about his ability to get open and pick up yards after the catch (6.0 YAC average), but his eight drops were tied for sixth most in the league. Now preparing for his age-30 season, Cobb likely has interest in re-signing with the Cowboys and thus reuniting with McCarthy, but the veteran slot receiver probably won't be as much of a priority for the team as fellow impending free agents Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper and Byron Jones.

February 18, 2020 7:57 AM EST

Randall Cobb: Solid first season in Dallas

Cobb wrapped up the 2019 season with 55 catches on 83 targets for 828 yards and three touchdowns over 15 games.

Analysis: In his first season outside of Green Bay, Cobb operated as the Cowboys' No. 3 receiver for much of the year and produced his highest yardage total since 2015, as well as 10.0 yards per target -- his best mark in that category since 2014. The 29-year-old is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and would probably be welcome back in Dallas at the right price given his reliability out of the slot, but the team has bigger priorities ahead of him in Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper when it comes to re-signing free agents.

January 1, 2020 9:52 AM EST

Randall Cobb: Five catches in Sunday's loss

Cobb caught five of seven targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: It was a solid effort from the veteran slot receiver, as he tied Michael Gallup for the team lead in catches among WRs. Cobb's 747 receiving yards on the year mark his highest total since 2015, and he'll look to make one last impact in Week 17's must-win game against Washington.

December 22, 2019 7:30 PM EST

Randall Cobb: Held to negative yards Sunday

Cobb caught one of two targets for minus-3 yards in Sunday's 44-21 win over the Rams.

Analysis: The Cowboys leaned heavily on their running game, as Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard each ran for over 100 yards and combined for three TDs, so there wasn't a whole lot of production left over for the team's wide receivers. Even so, Cobb's efforts were notably poor, and his two targets were a season low. He's try to bounce back in Week 16 against the Eagles, but he may not have much more success -- Philly held him to two catches for 29 yards in their prior meeting this year.

December 16, 2019 7:08 AM EST

Randall Cobb: Set to go Thursday

Cobb (illness) doesn't have a designation for Thursday's game at Chicago, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Cobb's practice reps were impacted by an illness this week, but he nonetheless increased his workload by the day, culminating in full participation at Wednesday's walk-through. Consequently, he's poised to go Thursday against a Bears defense that has given up 7.5 yards per target and seven touchdowns to wide receivers in 12 contests this season.

December 4, 2019 11:20 AM EST

Randall Cobb: Back at practice

Cobb (illness) returned to a limited practice Tuesday, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: With that, Cobb -- who caught all three of his targets for 53 yards in last week's loss to the Bills - figures to be a go Thursday night against the Bears, though we'll have to see if he heads into the contest listed as questionable or minus a Week 14 injury designation.

December 3, 2019 12:26 PM EST

Randall Cobb: Set to practice Tuesday

Coach Jason Garrett said Cobb (illness) will return to practice Tuesday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Cobb sat out Monday's session due to the illness but is apparently feeling better, and he'll at least work as a limited participant Tuesday. According to David Helman of the Cowboys' official site, Garrett also indicated the ailment shouldn't impact the veteran wideout's availability for Thursday's matchup with the Bears.

December 3, 2019 8:56 AM EST

Randall Cobb: Sits out practice Monday

Cobb (illness) didn't participate in Monday's practice, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Cobb still has three days to get healthy before Thursday's matchup against the Bears, but it's concerning considering the 29-year-old leads the Cowboys with 254 receiving yards over the last three games.

December 2, 2019 1:34 PM EST

Randall Cobb: Leading receiver against Pats

Cobb caught four of seven targets for 86 yards in Sunday's 13-9 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: The yards and targets led the Cowboys, but Cobb's efforts weren't enough to get the team into the end zone as the offense failed to score a TD for the first time all season. The veteran receiver is enjoying his best stretch of the year, hauling in 14 of 22 targets for 307 yards and two touchdowns over the last three games, but Cobb could have a tough time keeping his momentum going in next week's home tilt against the Bills.

November 24, 2019 9:00 PM EST

Randall Cobb: Scores for second straight week

Cobb caught four of seven targets for 115 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 35-27 win over the Lions.

Analysis: The majority of Cobb's production came on the final drive of the first half, to which he contributed a 49-yard reception that he followed with a 19-yard touchdown grab. He made another couple of big plays as he delivered his second consecutive 100-yard game with a score, and he could continue to thrive as long as Amari Cooper (knee/ankle) is limited by injuries. Given the health of his aforementioned teammate, Cobb seems poised to see his fair share of opportunities again next Sunday against the Patriots.

November 17, 2019 2:21 PM EST

Randall Cobb: Officially questionable for Week 7

Cobb (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After logging no recorded activity in either of the Cowboys' first two practices of the week, Cobb took a step forward by participating in Friday's session on a limited basis. While he'll likely enter the weekend at less than 100 percent health, Cobb is expected to play if he experiences no further setbacks as Sunday's 8:20 p.m. EDT kickoff approaches, per Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

October 18, 2019 12:49 PM EST

Randall Cobb: Expected to take practice field

Cobb (back) is expected to practice Friday, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Cobb missed the first two practices of the week, but he said Wednesday he was hopeful to make it on the practice field Friday, and it appears he will do just that. Hill added that if Cobb is able to avoid a setback, he would be in line to take the field Sunday against the Eagles.

October 18, 2019 9:08 AM EST

Randall Cobb: No practice reps Thursday

Cobb (back) was held out of practice Thursday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: As expected, the Cowboys opted to rest Cobb as he tends to a back injury. Both Cobb and Amari Cooper (ankle/quadriceps) have been DNPs this week, while No. 2 wide receiver Michael Gallup (knee) logged back-to-back limited showings Wednesday and Thursday. Friday's injury report will give a sense of Cobb's potential to play Sunday versus the Eagles, but the dual absences from he and Cooper are opening the door for Tavon Austin and Cedrick Wilson to have significant roles yet again.

October 17, 2019 2:13 PM EST

Randall Cobb: Slated to miss another practice

Coach Jason Garrett said he doesn't anticipate Cobb (back) participating in Thursday's practice, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Cobb and Amari Cooper (ankle/quadriceps) are both on track to miss a second straight day of practice Thursday, though the former suggested earlier in the week that he expects to participate in Friday's session in some fashion. Even if Cobb's prediction comes to pass, he seems likely to carry at least a questionable designation into Sunday's game against the Eagles. In the event both Cooper and Cobb are sidelined in Week 7, Michael Gallup (knee), Tavon Austin, Cedrick Wilson and Devin Smith would represent the top available options at receiver.

October 17, 2019 9:02 AM EST

Randall Cobb: Intends to practice Friday

Cobb, who didn't practice Wednesday due to a back injury, is hopeful that he'll be able to take the field Friday, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Cobb injured his back at practice last Thursday and hasn't practice or played in the interim. A return to drills this Friday would give him a chance to suit up against the Eagles on Sunday, when the Cowboys may be trotting out three wide receivers at less than 100 percent. In addition to Cobb, Amari Cooper (ankle/quadriceps) and Michael Gallup (knee) are dealing with injuries.

October 16, 2019 1:23 PM EST

Randall Cobb: Can't practice Wednesday

Cobb (back) will not practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Cobb sat out Sunday's loss to the Jets due to back and hip issues, during which Amari Cooper (thigh) aggravated an injury of his own. The slot receiver's Week 7 availability is currently uncertain, though he'll have two more opportunities to return to practice before the Cowboys' divisional tilt against Philadelphia. For the time being, Tavon Austin and Cedrick Wilson stand to see increased practice reps behind Michael Gallup.

October 16, 2019 9:28 AM EST

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