The Cowboys and Cobb reached an agreement on a contract Tuesday, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports. With the departure of Cole Beasley in free agency, Dallas had a clear need at slot receiver. Cobb will fill the void after doing so the past eight seasons with the Packers. Injuries are the biggest concern for the 28-year-old, who has missed 23 regular-season games in his career (including 11 over the past three years). He also has just one 1,000-yard campaign, 11.8 yards per catch and 8.2 yards per target to his credit. Cobb will vie for looks with Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott and Michael Gallup in 2019.
Cobb is visiting with the Cowboys on Monday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. The 28-year-old would be a sensible replacement for slot specialist Cole Beasley, who signed a four-year, $29 million contract with the Bills last week. Cobb's best work has been much better than Beasley's, but issues with durability and consistency could force Cobb to settle for a similar contract or even a smaller one. Dallas would be a poor fit in terms of regaining fantasy relevance, as Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper figure to hog volume in Jason Garrett's run-first offense. There hasn't been much suggestion of the Packers making an honest effort to retain their 2011 second-round pick.
Cobb caught one pass (on five targets), collecting 27 receiving yards during Sunday's 31-0 loss to Detroit. Outside of a Week 1 outburst against the Bears in which he mustered 142 receiving yards and a touchdown on 10 targets, Cobb's 2018 campaign was largely underwhelming. In what was his eighth pro campaign, the veteran wideout was besieged by injuries (hamstring, concussion) as he stumbled to his lowest outputs in receptions (38), receiving yards (383) and touchdowns (two) since his rookie season. With his contract expiring over the offseason and his availability on the field having been inconsistent of late, it remains to be seen if Cobb will continue to play for the franchise that drafted him 64th overall in the 2011 Draft.
Cobb (concussion) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Lions, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports. The Packers didn't actually practice Friday, but they estimate that Cobb would've been a full participant if they'd held a session. The 28-year-old slot receiver may be playing his final game for the franchise, as his contract expires at the end of the season. With Davante Adams (knee) questionable and Equanimeous St. Brown (concussion) doubtful, Cobb may have a nice opportunity to surpass his usual range of 5-7 targets.
Cobb (concussion) was limited in practice Thursday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. Earlier Thursday, Demovsky relayed Cobb got through the five phases of the concussion protocol, but his listing on the Packers' ensuing injury report suggests otherwise. With his status again murky, Cobb's standing bears monitoring Friday and perhaps into the weekend to get a sense of whether he may return Sunday versus the Lions. In 11 career games against them, he's recorded his second-most catches (48), yards (559) and touchdowns (four) against a given opponent.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||New York Giants||10||20.75|
|4||09/30||@New Orleans Saints||31||26.67|
|5||10/06||Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|6||10/13||@New York Jets||32||27.38|
|9||11/05||@New York Giants||10||20.75|
|12||11/24||@New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|15||12/15||Los Angeles Rams||19||22.05|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||79||55||549||3||28||9.98||73|