Laurent Robinson is new to the Cowboys, but he’s not new to the NFL. He’s a five-year veteran, and his experience showed Monday night in his first game with the Cowboys.
His 22-yard catch and run in second quarter helped the Cowboys in the drive that put them ahead 9-6, and his 25-yard catch in the fourth quarter set up the field goal that cut the lead to 16-15.
He also came back for a catch from a scrambling Tony Romo after a bad shotgun snap.
“He was quarterback-friendly, made a couple of plays after the catch, running with the football and made some big plays in the game,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said.
Robinson, a third-round pick in 2007 by the Atlanta Falcons, played 20 snaps and said he didn’t miss an assignment.
“None. I was real proud of that,” he said.
Robinson spent training camp with the San Diego Chargers, who released him in the final cut. The Cowboys signed him four days before the season opener, released him, then re-signed him two days after the New York Jets game.
“I thought he did a nice job for a guy who hasn’t been here very long,” Garrett said. “He stepped in there and played well within our scheme.”
Robinson spent two years in Atlanta and two years with the St. Louis Rams. He came to the Cowboys with career numbers of 89 catches for 1,000 yards and four touchdowns.
“I think this is a good fit for me,” he said. “I just feel good about it. I feel confident. Hopefully, I can continue progressing every week and getting better.”
-- Carlos Mendez