WR Randall Cobb - Dallas Cowboys
|5-10, 191||Born: 8-20-1990||College: Kentucky||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2011|
News you need to know
General News (Wed Dec 4): practiced fully on Wednesday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.
General News (Tue Dec 3): partially participated in Tuesday's practice.
Week 14: at Chicago Bears
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Dak Prescott and this passing offense continue to put up big numbers. Dak and the offense struggled mightily against Buffalo as they scored just 15 points, but were able to throw for 355 yards which has been the case in most of Dallas' losses as they continue to throw the ball and move the ball throughout the entire game. Even if you were to strip out the losses and garbage time production, this is still an offense that averages over 300 yards passing per game in their wins. This is an offense that does a great job spreading the ball around to different receivers even when Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup has a bad day it seems that Randall Cobb, Tony Pollard, or Jason Witten chip in enough that the offense is productive and continues to move the ball. This is one of the best passing offenses in football particularly between the 20 yard-lines as if there is one drawback it is that they don't finish enough drives for all of the yardage that they gain. The Bears passing defense is a good one, but not elite like they were in 2018 as the departures of Bryce Callahan and Adrian Amos have hurt this defense considerably. The Bears lost a key player this week in Prince Amukamara with a hamstring injury as he is doubtful. The Bears also lost their backup corner in Sherrick McManis who was placed on IR leaving Kevin Toliver as the second cornerback for the Bears this week. Toliver has seen just three snaps this year, and while he did play sparingly last year, he struggled and will likely be a liability this week against both Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. With Amukamara or even McManis, this likely would have been a tough matchup, instead, it is upgraded to a neutral matchup with the liability in Toliver.
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 13 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 53 / 0 rec)
Cobb cooled from his red-hot three-game stretch of production. Against Buffalo Cobb saw a meager three targets despite Dallas throwing it 49 times. Cobb did not get on the board until late in the third quarter, a slant route for a chunk gain. Cobb added a comeback route in the red zone and later a garbage time reception to finish his day. Cobb is on pace for his best statistical season since at least 2015 in a rebound 2019 campaign.
2019 Week 12 vs NE (7 / 4 / 86 / 0 rec)
Cobb led Dallas in targets and receiving yards against the Patriots, continuing his now three-game string of impactful play. Cobb's stat line compromised essentially one long gain as Cobb hauled in a deep over target. As he raced down the sideline a Patriots defender punched the ball out of Cobb's outside arm before Cobb caught the loose ball in midair as he continued down the field for nearly 50 yards. Cobb's two missed opportunities included being stuffed on a quick out reception and an early-game target broken up by a defender.
2019 Week 11 vs DET (7 / 4 / 115 / 1 rec)
Cobb surpassed 100 yards for a second consecutive week, notching a touchdown as well against the Lions. Cobb came wide open on a deep post and absorbed a big hit at the goal line for his touchdown foray. Cobb added nearly 50 yards on another wide-open reception over the middle the field as Darius Slay was occupied by Amari Cooper in the game and the Lions secondary is suspect-at-best otherwise. Cobb had two drops to prevent his big game from being even more pronounced and pushing 150 yards.
2019 Week 10 vs MIN (8 / 6 / 106 / 1 rec)
Cobb easily surpassed his previous season high in yardage against the Vikings, posting 106 yards and his first touchdown since Week 1. Cobb collected a small window throw from Dak Prescott for a seam touchdown and worked the deeper areas of the field more than any other game this season with crossing and comeback routes of note. Cobb left one target on the field with a third-down drop amidst what was otherwise a clean performance for the veteran slot maven.
2019 Week 9 vs NYG (8 / 6 / 35 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Cobb saw a season-high eight targets against the Giants, but his biggest impact, a floating red zone touchdown, was called back by penalty. Cobb also absorbed a big hit on a third-down crossing route, coughing up a fumble in field goal range. Cobb added a drop to his up-and-down game as he has found the end zone just once this season and has surpassed 50 yards in a game only twice.
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 quiet against familiar foe (Fri Dec 6, 12:20 AM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Randall Cobb had two receptions for 43 yards against the Chicago Bears on Thursday, Dec. 5. link to story Cowboys | Randall Cobb expected to play (Wed Dec 4, 03:44 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Randall Cobb (illness) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 14. link to story Cowboys | Randall Cobb limited Tuesday (Tue Dec 3, 07:26 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Randall Cobb (illness) was limited at practice Tuesday, Dec. 3. link to story Cowboys | Tuesday's practice report for Dallas (Tue Dec 3, 05:26 PM) - Dallas Cowboys S Jeff Heath (shoulder), LB Sean Lee (pectoral, non-injury), LB Leighton Vander Esch (neck), DT Antwaun Woods (knee) and RB Tony Pollard (ankle) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 3. DL Michael Bennett (foot), WR Randall Cobb (illness), OT La'el Collins (knee), OG Zack Martin (elbow, ankle), OT Tyron Smith (Achilles) and S Darian Thompson (arm) were limited. WR Amari Cooper (knee) and CB Byron Jones (hip) practiced in full. link to story Cowboys | Randall Cobb back at work (Tue Dec 3, 02:15 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Randall Cobb (illness) returned to practice Tuesday, Dec. 3, after missing Monday, Dec. 2, due to an illness. link to story More News
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