We've already seen a lot of good things from the Cowboys' 2020 draft class. One player we've all been waiting to see is 4th-round pick Reggie Robinson II, who is going to finally be active for a game this season when Dallas visits the Baltimore Ravens tonight.
Robinson has been inactive every week this season, which has come as a surprise given the Cowboys' injury and performance issues in the secondary. It seemed Dallas was trying to use anyone off the street at times over the rookie (apologies to Rashard Robinson).
While he entered the league as a cornerback out of Tulsa and is still listed as one on the Cowboys' website, Reggie was reportedly converted to safety over the last few months. His road to playing time was opened by an injury to Donovan Wilson suffered in Dallas' Thanksgiving loss to Washington. Wilson has been ruled out tonight.
Darian Thompson should return to the starting role alongside Xavier Woods. Robinson will likely back them up and probably see some special teams work.
However, Thompson has been pulled for poor performance already this season. The Cowboys may be willing to give their rookie a look if Darian fares badly again.
Robinson was the fourth player selected by Dallas in the 2020 NFL Draft. After what we've seen this year from CeeDee Lamb, Trevon Diggs, Neville Gallimore, and Tyler Biadasz perhaps it's time to let the rest of their classmates get more playing time.
Fans have been clamoring for Robinson and 5th-round DE Bradlee Anae to be active since the beginning of the season. It's become even louder since the Cowboys fell into their losing record and seeming futility; let the young guys get valuable on-field experience to prepare for the future.
Hopefully, Reggie Robinson will get some opportunities tonight to prove he was worth the wait.