Report: Ex-Packers WR Randall Cobb Agrees to 1-Year, $5M Contract with Cowboys

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 19, 2019

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) warms before an NFL preseason football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Randall Cobb is leaving the Green Bay Packers, as he reportedly agreed to a deal with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday. 

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported the news, while Adam Schefter of ESPN noted the wideout received a one-year, $5 million contract.

The Packers spent much of the 2018 offseason retooling their roster following a 7-9 campaign. New general manager Brian Gutekunst spent big money to sign tight end Jimmy Graham while releasing stalwart receiver Jordy Nelson

Davante Adams signed a four-year extension worth up to $58 million in December 2017. This past season, he led the team in receptions (111), receiving yards (1,386) and touchdowns (13) while taking over as Aaron Rodgers' No. 1 option. 

Because of Green Bay's commitments to Graham and Adams—and Rodgers' new $134 million deal—Cobb didn't appear to have a long-term future with the organization. 

During the Aug. 22 episode of the GM Street podcast (via Rotoworld), The Ringer's Mike Lombardi said the Packers were dangling Cobb in trade talks. No deal ever materialized, which allowed the 28-year-old to play one final season in Green Bay. 

A hamstring injury limited Cobb to nine games in 2018. He finished with 383 yards and two touchdowns on 38 receptions.

It marked his second straight year of declining performance, per Pro Football Focus:

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Injuries and wear and tear are becoming issues for Cobb as he gets older. This past July, he told reporters he had offseason ankle surgery to remove cartilage. 

Cobb has been an excellent slot receiver throughout his career. He's also proved to be an asset on special teams as a return man on kicks and punts with three touchdowns. However, he hasn't managed more than 10.5 yards per catch in a season since 2014. 

With star wideout Amari Cooper commanding the attention of top cornerbacks in Dallas, Cobb should feast on inside routes alongside veteran tight end Jason Witten.