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    Randall Cobb has Breakout Game in Tough Loss vs Vikings

    When NFL began this past March the spent the month making several additions to their roster. Veterans (only one not currently on the roster), , , and were added to help on the defensive side of the ball.

    Offensively, there was a huge hole to fill when Wide Receiver signed a four-year 29 million dollar deal to play for the . The Cowboys would then sign Randall Cobb about a week later to a one-year deal. The seasoned pro was brought in as an upgrade over Beasley in the slot to compliment and . Also, with his unique ability to play on the outside as well, it would allow to present different looks for opposing defenses.

    In his first seven games of the season, Cobb struggled to find his place within this . He produced 25 receptions for 274 yards, with his lone touchdown coming in the season opener vs the . He had four or fewer receptions five times and his most productive game only produced 69 yards. However, last night against the was a glimpse of how productive Cobb can be in this system.

    Cobb finished with six receptions for 106 yards Sunday night. This was his first 100-yard game since in 2018. Four of his catches went for 20 yards or more, five went for first downs and he scored his second touchdown of the season. showed supreme confidence in looking for Cobb on crucial third-down situations.

    That's exactly what Cobb can do for this offense. He provides another reliable threat in the Cowboys aerial assault. When Cobb plays at a high level it will only free up Cooper and Gallup to wreak havoc on the outside.

    Last night's game was a perfect example of this. Cooper had 11 receptions for 147 yards and Gallup added four catches for 76 yards, each scoring touchdowns. It doesn't allow a to lock in on one receiver and take them completely out of the game.

    Cobb playing well also has an impact on the . The better he plays the more defenses will have to focus on stopping himself, Cooper, and Gallup. What does that do? The Cowboys won't face as many eight or nine-man fronts which will give All-Pro the opportunity to wear down opposing defenses by playing ball control, which is the Cowboys bread and butter.

    Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come from Cobb as the playoff push heats up. If he can continue to build chemistry with Prescott it will only improve one of the NFL's best passing offenses while simultaneously increasing Elliott's ability to be effective by taking extra defenders away from the box. Will Cobb make this a regular occurrence for the rest of the season? Only time will tell.

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    Matthew Lenix
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    I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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