For Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Laurent Robinson, Dallas has turned out to be the land of opportunity.
After a very uneventful first four years in the NFL—split between Atlanta and St. Louis, and scattered with injuries—Robinson's NFL career seemed to be slowly coming to a halt.
Cut the following training camp with San Diego to start the 2011 season, Robinson landed an opportunity with the Cowboys, who signed him in September.
After seven days with the Cowboys, Robinson was cut again following a hamstring injury. Luckily for Robinson and the Cowboys, the team decided to re-sign him one week later—a very excellent decision, as it turns out.
Coming in with a lot to prove and making the most of his opportunity, Robinson quickly carved himself a spot on the depth chart as the team's No. 3 receiver.
During Week 4, Robinson had a bit of a breakout game with 116 receiving yards, but then went quiet again during Weeks 6 and 7.
However, in the last three games for Dallas, Robinson has been an excellent asset, catching at least one touchdown pass in each of the games. Continuing to flourish in the absence of Miles Austin, Robinson was responsible for two touchdowns in the team's Week 10 blowout victory over the Bills.
Rather than coming to an end, Robinson's career may be just taking off.
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