Cowboys receiver Randall Cobb joined the Dennis and Cowlishaw show on ESPN Dallas 103.3 [KESN-FM] recently to talk about all things regarding the team. Here are some of the highlights.
On developing chemistry with Dak Prescott
Cobb: “Right now, the biggest thing is me learning the offense and trying to pick up on everything as fast as I can and communicating with [Dak Prescott] through our routes and just get on the same page as him and be on that chemistry. That takes time and I’m just trying to do it as fast as I can.
“What I love about him is his competitive nature. He’s definitely a competitor the way he comes out here and competes in practice every day. He’s in tune with the offense, he knows exactly what he wants to get to, he knows the checks that he needs to make. The protection adjustments, he does a great job with that and just making sure that we’re on page with whatever check he makes at receiver. He does a great job signaling that to us and he’s made some great throws and me and him are continuing to build our chemistry.”
On if he compares Dak Prescott to Aaron Rodgers
Cobb: “No. That’s not what I do. There’s different types of players and different things that people do. It’s like comparing receivers. You can look at the stats all you want, but the way they run the routes are differently. I’m just trying to get on page with him and continue to grow.”
On why he comes to Dallas with a chip on his shoulder
Cobb: “I’ve had a chip on my shoulder since I was a kid. That don’t change because I’m in the pros now, that don’t change because I’m on a different team. Obviously, circumstances change. This is a business, this is part of it. Things happen, you end up other places, but I’m excited for this opportunity and there’s a reason they tell you to not read the comments on Twitter and read the comments on social media, but I think there’s a lot of people out there that doubt me and I’m cool with that. I’m fine with that.
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“I’ve been doubted my whole life, from high school to college to now so I’m fine with stepping up to the plate and going to bat and doing everything I can to prove what I want to prove to myself and to know that I can do what I want to do.”
On his statistical decline in recent years
Cobb: “I only played in nine games last year so obviously my numbers aren’t going to be comparable to years before. I was used a little bit differently than I had been early in my career. It’s a lot of things that you can factor in, but at the end of the day, the only thing you can look at are the numbers and the numbers aren’t what I would like to see and the numbers aren’t comparable to somebody you would consider a top slot receiver in the league or top whatever in the league. I’m excited to be here and hopefully be able to play 16 games and prove myself.”
On his impressions of Kellen Moore at offensive coordinator
Cobb: “I’m excited to work with Kellen, I’m excited to learn from him. I think that he is showing so far here in our OTAs that he’s a multiple-formation guy and he likes to spread the ball around and get it to his playmakers and that’s one thing we have a lot of. Lots of playmakers, a lot of guys that can make a play downfield and also a couple of running backs in the backfield that can make big runs.
On his role with the Cowboys
Cobb: “You can label me whatever you want, put me in whatever box you want, but at the end of the day I’m a football player and I’m here to make plays. Whatever opportunities I get, I’m going to try and be the best I can and do everything I can to help this team out.”