The Dallas Cowboys have a major problem heading into the 2021 offseason. With several members of their secondary heading toward free agency in less than two weeks, the Cowboys have a lot of work to try and mitigate the losses of Xavier Woods, Chidobe Awuzie, and Jourdan Lewis.
Sure, the triumvirate of 2017 NFL Draft picks haven’t performed well enough to throw a bag of money at. However, losing all three in the same offseason leaves a lot of snaps to be replaced. Many believe that the Cowboys will use free agency and the draft to add to a defensive back group that has only three starters returning in Trevon Diggs, Donovan Wilson, and Anthony Brown. And while that might be the case, the Cowboys have one player on the roster that could be an answer to their defensive back questions.
Reggie Robinson, the Cowboys fourth-round pick from the 2020 NFL Draft has a strange rookie season. Drafted as a cornerback, the Cowboys defensive coaches moved him to safety during training camp. That led to a rookie season that amounted to a redshirt year as Robinson learned his new position.
Athletic, with good, length, range, and coverage ability, Robinson has the potential to be a contributor at safety for the Cowboys. However, it might be best to see Robinson move back to his more natural position at cornerback.
At Tulsa, Robinson was an aggressive playmaker, breaking up passes and creating turnovers in both man and zone coverage. If they were to move Robinson back to cornerback, it could help answer some of the questions the Cowboys have at the position. While much of the Draft world expects the Cowboys to take a cornerback at 10 in April, Robinson’s presence along with a veteran signing could provide the depth needed to go in another direction if they like another player in the first round.
Though he was selected in the fourth round, there were some that had Robinson with as high as a second-round grade. That’s what had everyone so excited about his potential to be a difference-maker for the Cowboys. Now with Dan Quinn at the helm, could Reggie Robinson be moved back to cornerback. In Quinn’s cover 3 defense that values length and playmaking, Robinson would be right at home on the outside for the Dallas Cowboys.