WR Randall Cobb - Dallas Cowboys
|5-10, 191||Born: 8-20-1990||College: Kentucky||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2011|
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General News (Thu Oct 17): did not practice on Thursday.
General News (Wed Oct 16): did not practice on Wednesday.
Week 7: vs Philadelphia Eagles
FBG says: Great matchup. In week six, former-Cowboy and current-CBS analyst Tony Romo noted that he could see "Jason Garrett's footprints in this [Cowboys] offense." Sadly, after a strong start to the season with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore seemingly in charge of calling Dallas' upstart offense, Jason Garrett has made his way back into the picture influencing the Cowboys' offensive play-calls. During Dallas' 3-0 start to the season, their passing attack was refreshingly dependent upon play action, significantly increasing quarterback Dak Prescott's efficiency. Now, in the midst of a three-game losing streak, Dallas' passing attack is looking increasingly similar to Cowboys offenses of years past. Prescott has gone without a passing touchdown in two of his last three outings, with his numbers inflated in the third game due to increased passing volume during garbage time against the Green Bay Packers. In week seven, Prescott's favorite target, Amari Cooper, is unlikely to play after sustaining a quad injury that sidelined him for almost all of last week's loss to the New York Jets. Michael Gallup will assume the number-one receiving role in Dallas' passing attack in Cooper's absence. Over the last two weeks, Gallup has totaled 11 receptions on 21 targets for 161 yards and a touchdown. Tavon Austin also recorded season-high target, reception, and yardage totals last week without Cooper. Look for him to play a larger role in Dallas' offense while Amari Cooper is sidelined. Dallas' offensive line, when healthy, is among the league's best. In week seven, however, they may be without both starting tackles against the Philadelphia Eagles. La'El Collins and Tyron Smith both missed week six, and both are questionable for week seven. Brandon Knight started in place of Collins and allowed a team-high six pressures on the quarterback, while Cameron Fleming played for Tyron Smith and held his own, allowing only one pressure. A previously-elite offensive line is likely closer to league-average without Smith and Collins on the field, hampering what was previously a resounding strength in the Cowboys' offense. The Philadelphia Eagles' pass defense ranks amongst the league's worst through the first six weeks of the 2019 season. Philadelphia's defensive line features two top-tier pass-rushers in Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham, but their supporting cast has been unimpressive recently. Last week, Philadelphia's front four was hardly able to force any pressure on Kirk Cousins at all, even against Minnesota's struggling offensive line. At linebacker, the Eagles released Zach Brown following his ill-advised comments to the media before last week's game, coupled with poor on-field performance. Brown was a strong coverage linebacker, and he will likely be replaced by Kamu Grugier-Hill. In limited 2019 action, Grugier-Hill has struggled against the pass. Expect a significant downgrade in coverage at the second-level of Philadelphia's defense going forward. The secondary has been the weakest point of the team's defense so far in 2019. Last week, the Vikings consistently beat Rasul Douglas and Sidney Jones deep, as Adam Theilen and Stefon Diggs combined for 13 catches on 19 targets, 224 yards, and a stunning 4 touchdowns. On the season, the Eagles have allowed 6 100-yard receivers in 6 games. The only team to not register a 100-yard receiver against Philadelphia was the New York Jets in week five, quarterbacked by Luke Falk, who has since been released. A matchup against Philadelphia's horrid pass defense may be the perfect remedy for Dallas' struggling aerial attack. Last weekend, the Vikings set season-high passing totals against the Eagles thanks to a play-action-heavy offensive gameplan. Should the Cowboys adopt a similar strategy, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys' offense have a fantastic opportunity to right the ship and light up the scoreboard in week seven.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Randall Cobb's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 5 vs GB (6 / 3 / 53 / 0 rec)
Cobb did not take advantage of his two games without Michael Gallup in the lineup. With Gallup back in Week 5, Cobb saw six targets but was invisible in the first half (only logged a drop) before rising with the collective Dallas comeback mode tide over the final 30 minutes. Cobb turned a short reception into nearly 20 yards with an after-the-catch foray and stretched for a first down in the closing minutes of the game after a short hitch target. Cobb has not scored since Week 1 and the Jets and Eagles offer quality matchups over the next two weeks.
2019 Week 4 vs NO (6 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)
With Michael Gallup still out of the lineup, Randall Cobb assumed the secondary role to Amari Cooper against the Saints. Cobb saw a moderate six targets with his biggest play coming in the final seconds down the seam as Dallas set up a last gasp heave into the end zone from midfield. Cobb also added a critical third-down drop late in the game. Cobb has largely been outplayed by the Dallas tight ends (Jason Witten, Blake Jarwin) in the opening month of the season for interior passing game work.
2019 Week 3 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Without Michael Gallup in the lineup against Miami, Cobb had a golden opportunity for his best game this season. Cobb did not see a target until late in the second quarter, however, and his two best plays were both called back by penalty. On one occasion Cobb found room over the middle and the other was a great downfield reception as Cobb raced all the way for the 74-yard touchdown. Both did not see the box score with penalties and Cobb was left with a 20-yard crossing route as his lone contribution of consequence.
2019 Week 2 vs WAS (6 / 5 / 24 / 0 rec, 2 / 11 / 0 rush)
Cobb produced a modest stat line against Washington, operating near the line of scrimmage for his targets. Yards after the catch is where Cobb wins and he converted two receptions into post-catch yardage of note. Cobb did drop a pass, tipping it into the air and ultimately and interception, marring his performance and bobbling a screen pass. Cobb has filled the previous-season Cole Beasley role in the offense with a limited weekly ceiling but solid floor of offensive involvement.
2019 Week 1 vs NYG (5 / 4 / 69 / 1 rec)
Cobb stepped right into the departed Cole Beasley slot role in Dallas with positive results against the Giants. Cobb added yards after the catch on multiple occasions, showing a solid stiff arm and being schemed into a swing pass design on another. Cobb added a drop but also had a reception called back by penalty amidst his efficient performance on a mere five targets.
Latest NewsCowboys | Randall Cobb listed as questionable (Fri Oct 18, 05:10 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Randall Cobb (back) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 7. link to story Cowboys | Randall Cobb expected to practice (Fri Oct 18, 12:11 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Randall Cobb (back) is expected back at practice Friday, Oct. 18, head coach Jason Garrett said. link to story Cowboys | Dallas' Thursday practice report (Thu Oct 17, 04:41 PM) - Dallas Cowboys CB Anthony Brown (hamstring), WR Randall Cobb (back), WR Amari Cooper (ankle, quad), CB Byron Jones (hamstring), C Joe Looney (back) and OG Zack Martin (back, ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 17. DE Dorance Armstrong (neck), OT La'el Collins (knee), WR Michael Gallup (knee), P Chris Jones (back) and OT Tyron Smith (ankle) were limited. C Travis Frederick (non-injury), LB Sean Lee (back) and RB Tony Pollard (knee) were full participants. link to story Cowboys | Randall Cobb unable to practice (Thu Oct 17, 12:33 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Randall Cobb (back) was unable to practice 'meaningfully' Thursday, Oct. 17, as he deals with a back injury. Our View: This injury is putting Tavon Austin and Cedrick Wilson on our deep sleeper radar.
link to story Cowboys | Randall Cobb does not practice (Wed Oct 16, 05:00 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Randall Cobb (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16. link to story More News
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