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January 13, 2012

Laurent Robinson says he's a good fit with Cowboys, doesn't care if he's No. 1, 2 or 3 receiver

Laurent Robinson, who led the Cowboys in touchdown catches this year after being signed off the street, said he would like to come back and doesn’t care if he’s the No. 1, 2 or 3 receiver.

“I think I fit in good here, you know, getting along good with the guys,” he said Friday in a radio interview on KESN 103.3-FM ESPN. “This is where I want to be. It doesn’t matter if I’m the No. 1, 2 or 3. I feel like I have a good fit here.”

Robinson had a career year with the Cowboys. He caught 54 passes for 858 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging 15.9 yards a catch, in 14 games. He was signed to a one-year deal in Week 2 after being released at the end of training camp by San Diego.

Injuries had limited him in his first four years in the NFL, and a hamstring injury sidelined him in his first week with the Cowboys. But once Robinson made his Cowboys debut in Week 3 against Washington, he did not slow down and became quarterback Tony Romo’s most trusted target in the red zone.

Robinson told KESN’s “The Ben & Skin Show” that the Cowboys want him back, too.

“They just said they were proud of what I did for the team and hopefully they can bring me back,” Robinson said. “I’m just waiting for free agency to start. They can’t negotiate with my agent yet. I’m just waiting around to see what happens.”

Robinson has likely earned a multi-year deal, and he may get a chance to listen to other offers. But he said money won’t be his prime consideration.

“Money doesn’t drive me to play this game,” he said. “I play because I like to have fun. I think I have a good fit here with the Cowboys. Got a good group of receivers. Great QB. Witten. The o-line and defense. I think I fit in good here.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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This team should be focusing on the offensive and defensive line. We don't need another over paid wide reciever. We should be able to round out our recieving corp with young, unproven, underpaid recievers, eager to work with Tony Romo, and the genius of Jason Garret's offense.

I love #81. Laurent can leave his stamp on this franchise. He is a really good man and football player.

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No brainer, sign him! Get to work on secondary and OL issues. Get B. Carter going in the first OTA and get that defense in shape, covering and putting pressure on the QB. If we can do that, we'll be watching the Boys in the postseason next year. No more excuses, get it done! With a soild draft, we could have some serious young talent to go with a solid veteran core.

As you watch the NFL teams in the playoffs... notice how different they are from the Cowboys. Tuff head coaches who build their staff and team by drafting players they want. Good, solid players who play smart & hard. Smart GM's that know how to work with the coach and scout talent. Owners who don't try to steal the limelight. Home teams wearing their home colored jerseys with pride. When will the Cowboys change? Remember the differences.... Jimmy Johnson saying we WILL win put that in 3" letters.... Jerry Jones saying I'm scared of Philadelphia.....

As you watch the NFL teams in the playoffs... notice how different they are from the Cowboys. Tuff head coaches who build their staff and team by drafting players they want. Good, solid players who play smart & hard. Smart GM's that know how to work with the coach and scout talent. Owners who don't try to steal the limelight. Home teams wearing their home colored jerseys with pride. When will the Cowboys change? Remember the differences.... Jimmy Johnson saying we WILL win put that in 3" letters.... Jerry Jones saying I'm scared of Philadelphia.....

For the life of me I cannot uinderstand why we dont put this positions woes to bed. we have exactly what we need right here in front of us and we are playing with ourselves!
If JJ lets him slide thru our hands-and we suffer at that spot next year-we will know for sure that JJ has LOST IT and is GONER the way of Al davis-and that is NOT good.

PLEASE! Wake up !

I didn't see Robinson drop a single ball all season. One of his TDs was behind the knee of his trailing leg and he reached low and backwards to grab it. 95% of NFL WRs aren't catching a ball at that location. He seems to have SUPERB hands. He seems to get open more consistently than Miles or Dez. Maybe Laurent is like the ultra-quick footed and shifty Victor Cruz in that neither Cruz nor Laurent has insane measurables but they can play.

Neither Laurent nor Cruz is an obvious freak of nature with off the chart measurables (and skills) like Calvin Johnson, but unlike WR Alex Wright, a former Cowboy 2nd Rounder with near Deion Sanders speed, Laurent
actually has every skill a WR needs, GREAT BIG HANDS, breakaway speed on crossing patterns, ability to shed cbs at the line, knows all the plays, makes sharp cuts running pass patterns, and perhaps best of all, as with Romo to Witten or Stockton to Malone, Laurent is totally locked in with the passer on where he should be and where the ball will be.

So, he's fast enough to get open where the QB expects him to be and he's a big, clutch target with great hands who catches every ball thrown to him.

Calvin Johnson is never leaving Detroit, so realistically what more could you want from a WR who really has starter value on a team where the other WRs have tight hamstrings and go in and out of the lineup with dings?

Dez and Miles are great when healthy and aren't leaving either, but with their hammys, keeping Laurent is a MUST.

I wouldn't give him Peyton Manning money, but HE MUST BE RESIGNED. Letting him walk will be the biggest disaster since Ken Norton left in his prime. Jerry hasn't let many obvious studs get away since then. I think Jerry will find a way to keep him.

Other than Irvin, Owens and Austin, Laurent just dialed in the best season a Cowboy WR has in ages. GOT to keep him.

Of course he doesn't care. Long as he gets paid like a no. 1 or 2. So how do the Cowboys handle paying 3 no. 1s (doesn't Dez come due next year)? Was Miles a one-year wonder?

The bpokends with dez and robinson. Very good receivers, both players can catch and compliment one another

He's good but all 3 of Dallas recievers are injury prone along with running backs and the entire secondary and Romo can get good talent that can stay heathy I blame the GM

Doesn't sound like one of Jerry's kind-of-guys...not motivated by money.

Don't get carried away until he signs the dotted line. We can only bring him back for the right price. Can't afford filet minion at 3 WR positions. I loved what he did , but what if he's a one year wonder. Then all will be pissed at Jerry for giving out a mulit year deal. I hope we pay him like we did for Crayton when we resigned him. It was a fair deal. The only thing I findvstupidvis , why doesn't JJ sign him initially for 2-3 years when we picked him up. His value was low so we didn't even need to offer a signing bonus so if he doesn't make that next seasons roster we don't have to keep him and we'd take no cap risk. Not sure on why we dont. Why box yourself in , play him and let the rest of the league get a free looksie and then they pull him from under you for no compensation??

He is the best receiver since drew Pearson. He is a natural. He glides and his hands absorb the ball. This guy is a sleek Jason whitten ! Keep him!

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