OTAs have begun for the Dallas Cowboys and teams around the NFL. Naturally, most of the talk concerning the Cowboys right now centers around quarterback Dak Prescott.
Prescott is participating in team activities and appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery process. It is difficult to not get excited about number four back on the practice field and throwing the football.
There is also some noteworthy news on the other side of the ball. It is no secret how badly the Dallas Cowboys need to improve in the secondary. Trevon Diggs and Donovan Wilson offer some promise. Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lewis bring experience. Kelvin Joseph is not lacking talent.
COWBOYS MOVE 2020 FOURTH-ROUNDER TO CORNER
A 2020 Cowboys draft pick has some fans excited. 2020 fourth-round selection Reggie Robinson II has been moved around in the secondary since entering the league a season ago.
The Tulsa product was initially drafted to be a corner in Dallas. Then, he was moved to safety in hopes of the coaching staff finding a real answer at the position. Now, it appears he is moving back to his original position.
I'm told the #Cowboys defensive coaches – Quinn, Whitt, Harris – have met again with young DB Reggie Robinson, telling him they appreciate his willingness to learn w/o complaint … and that he is going back to CB. pic.twitter.com/YvEouQTL5P
— fishsports (@fishsports) May 19, 2021
Robinson was reportedly moved back to corner last week, according to Mike Fisher of Cowboys SI. The coaching staff appreciates that the rising second-year defender has been willing to learn multiple positions in the defensive backfield.
On Tuesday, Robinson was able to showoff his skills at cornerback. Based on multiple tweets from Tuesday’s practice, Robinson turned some heads in coverage. David Helman says Robinson — and 2021 third-rounder Nahshon Wright — “jumped out”.
speaking of corners. if you asked me for two dudes who jumped out, I’d say Nahshon Wright & Reggie Robinson.
Robinson is in fact playing corner, and he made a couple really nice breaks on the ball. Wright did, as well. Maybe I was just looking for him, but he seemed sticky.
— David Helman (@HelmanDC) May 25, 2021
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott should continue to build rhythm as spring continues. Had stretch in 11-on-11 period where CB Deante Burton intercepted a deep pass intended for WR CeeDee Lamb. Then Reggie Robinson — back at CB — broke up pass intended for WR Aaron Parker. Dak is on track.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) May 25, 2021
It seems evident that the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff is doing what it takes to find a place on the field for Robinson. The Cowboys spent the 123rd overall pick in the 2020 draft on the defensive back out of Tulsa. For reference, draft guru Dane Brugler ranked Robinson inside his top-100 prospects.
With the need for a playmaker in the secondary, it makes sense for the Cowboys to do all that they can to find a role for the rising second-year player. Robinson had a lot of fans going into last year’s draft, and it was seen as a steal for the Cowboys to have gotten him where they drafted him.
If early returns from OTAs are any indication, it appears that Reggie Robinson is making the most of the opportunities that the coaching staff is giving him.
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