One of the bigger question marks following the Dallas Cowboys week to week was how they came to their game-day rosters. With injuries throughout the secondary and at times some poor safety play, it was shocking that fourth-round pick Reggie Robinson couldn’t find his way onto the field.
But that was one of many weird occurrences that went down during Mike Nolan’s lone season as the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator.
Heading into the 2021 offseason and under a new defensive regime and scheme, Reggie Robinson has a chance at a fresh start, but the Cowboys need to decide where he plays moving forward.
Last week, Mike Fisher reported that the Cowboys were planning on moving Robinson back to cornerback, where he starred at the University of Tulsa. I hypothesized the position change as well, noting that he has the requisite length to play in Dan Quinn’s cover-3 scheme.
However, now Mike Fisher is pumping the brakes on that report and predicting that the Cowboys may continue to develop Reggie Robinson at safety.
UPDATE: I’ll make a Reggie Robinson prediction here: I bet, despite Harris’ call, Dan Quinn does NOT lock the kid into a position yet. #Cowboys should see him work at FS .. plenty of time to decide … https://t.co/x6NH9Yba7b
Robinson is a really good athlete that has 4.4 speed. He plays with range and has good playmaking ability. Though he didn’t play at safety in college, he was a safety in high school and was recruited by Tulsa to play safety in their program.
With the Cowboys picking at 10 and several cornerbacks available to them in that range, it makes sense for the Cowboys to continue giving Robinson an opportunity at safety. And without a free safety on the roster, Robinson might find himself with a huge opportunity this spring and summer.
Having an ability to play both corner and safety will play huge dividends for the Dallas Cowboys. As they work through the free agency and draft process, they’ll have a much better indication of where he fits in Dan Quinn’s defense by the time the team report said for offseason training activities.