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Don’t Sleep on Reggie Robinson in Dallas Cowboys Cornerback Competition

Reggie Robinson's first year in the NFL didn't go exactly to plan. restricted on-field team work where, where he and his fellow rookies weren't able to acclimate with their teammates until .

Then with no , Robinson didn't get an opportunity to display his ability on the field.

He was switched from his college position at corner to his high school position at . And for whatever reason, Robinson fell out of favor with former .

Now with a new defensive coordinator and a return to a cover-3 scheme, there's a chance Robinson could earn the first significant playing time of his career.

As the get ready to leave for , California to open up , the position remains a bit of a questions mark.

At least on one side of the field. projects to be the starting cornerback on one side while the staff will create competition on the other side of the field. Though took most of the first-team reps at cornerback during and Minicamp, it's not certain that he's the long-term solution at the position.

The Cowboys drafted and to help with the turnover at cornerback and to add some length and athleticism to the position as well. But as second and picks, there's no guarantee they're the long-term answer at the position either.

looks to be the guy that will start at slot cornerback, but he's had a bit of a roller coaster career too. He's a player that will battle, but has sometimes been overmatched.

That leaves a bit of an opening for Reggie Robinson to find a role in 's if he's able to play well in training camp. Robinson has quite a bit of Kelvin Joseph to his game. An athletic player who can make plays on the football in the air. Though Robinson played against lesser competition in the American Athletic Conference, he had enough tools for to believe that Robinson could play in the NFL.

Robinson has enough length, athleticism, and processing that he could fit in as a slot corner or as an outside cornerback. But will that translate to the training camp practice field or the preseason games.

As the Dallas Cowboys look to find their best group of corners for the , they'll allow everyone to compete and earn their opportunities. Though he might be flying under the radar, don't count Reggie Robinson out of the mix just yet.

John Williams
John Williams
Dallas Cowboys optimist bringing factual, reasonable takes to Cowboys Nation and the NFL Community. I wasn't always a Cowboys fan, but I got here as quick as I could. Make sure you check out the Inside The Cowboys Podcast featuring John Williams and other analysts following America's Team.

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