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Can Cowboys S Tyree Robinson Take Advantage of His Opportunity?

Recent to , , Marqueston Huff, and (done for the year) have depleted an already thin position even more. Unfortunately, depth is in short supply for the , but it has opened the door of opportunity for some of the lesser-known younger to show what they can do.

Enter .

Joining the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted after the completion of the , Robinson fit the checklist gravitates towards for his players, especially at safety. He possesses the prototype traits for the role, most notably the height and length.

At 6'3″, 200, Tyree Robinson's lanky frame and functional length really stands out on the field. It served him well during his time at Oregon, and hopefully continues to do so with the Cowboys.

While at Oregon, Robinson amassed 201 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, six interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), 23 pass deflections, and four recovered fumbles in 52 career games.

Tyree Robinson
Dallas Cowboys S Tyree Robinson (Kirby Lee- Sports)

As an UFDA, Robinson's chances to stand out in practices or in the would probably have been considered thin to none. Chances for the lower roster guys to earn a role for themselves with established players already ahead of them on the are few and far between, but injuries have provided him an opportunity to do just that.

In the Cowboys second preseason game last Saturday against the , Tyree Robinson logged a team-high 48 snaps and performed admirably. The stat line may have him with just three tackles in that contest, but the fact he was able to jump in and not negatively impact the should be considered a huge plus.

Even though the Dallas Cowboys recently signed a couple of safeties this week (Dominick Sanders and Jeron Johnson), I think we should all be keeping a close watchful eye on No. 23, Tyree Robinson. He was after all one of the players talked up as a potential “dark horse” candidate not too long ago.

Personally, I'm expecting Robinson to seize this opportunity. His versatility to play or is his calling card to stick around, quite possibly earning him a roster spot on the final . But, it's his nose for the ball and pack with the punch when delivering a that will endear him to fans.

Tyree Robinson still has an uphill battle to make the Dallas Cowboys final 53-man roster, but his ability to play centerfield or on the perimeter as well as contribute on gives him a fighting chance. These injuries have given him the opportunity, but it's up to him to take advantage of it.

I believe Robinson is one of those players who has yet to play his best football and with added discipline, he has the playmaking ability and natural instincts to make his mark with the Cowboys. With just a few preseason games left, the staff will surely be keeping a close eye on him to see if he can turn into yet another find.

Do you think S Tyree Robinson can take advantage of this opportunity?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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