Cowboys overspend for name value with WR Randall Cobb
The Dallas Cowboys are signing wide receiver Randall Cobb, and they appear to be overpaying for him.
Cobb is getting a one-year, $5 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He should fit in as Dallas’ slot receiver, replacing Cole Beasley.
Though Cobb has a big name, we’re not overwhelmed by this deal for Dallas.
Cobb is 28 and well removed from his best seasons. His 91-catch, 1,287-yard season with 12 touchdowns came in 2014. He hasn’t really come close to duplicating that since. In fact, he hasn’t topped 653 yards and 4 touchdowns over the past three seasons.
The Cowboys’ receiver corps include Amari Cooper, Allen Hurns, Michael Gallup and Tavon Austin, in addition to Cobb. They should be productive now that they have a legitimate No. 1 in Cooper. Cobb just doesn’t seem to be worth the big money.