IRVING, Texas – Laurent Robinson only got one year into his five-year, $32.5 million deal he signed last season, which guaranteed him $14 million.
It was a bold, hopeful move when the Jaguars gave him the charitable deal after his best professional season, finding the end zone on 11 of his 54 catches with the Cowboys in 2011. He only had four touchdowns in his previous four seasons, and his 858 yards in Dallas nearly doubled his receiving total from every previous year.
Robinson finished with just 24 catches, 252 yards, no touchdowns and a fumble for the Jaguars in 2012, but he only played in seven games after a whopping four concussions last season. He passed a physical for the Jaguars before his release, but even if he can pass a physical for his next team as well, his NFL future remains hazy.
Still, an offer to rejoin the Cowboys wouldn't seem farfetched. He had chemistry with Tony Romo that he hadn't found in any other quarterback since getting drafted by Atlanta in the third round in 2007.
He knows he won't cash in the same way he did last season, when the Cowboys wouldn't match the tremendous deal from Jacksonville for a third option. But the Cowboys could use his services once again, even with Dwayne Harris and Cole Beasley on the rise, particularly considering Miles Austin's health situation last year. [embedded_ad]
Whether or not Robinson is healthy enough to play is one thing. But for a cap strapped team in free agency, he wouldn't be a poor addition if weeks or months down the line he chooses to return to Dallas for a much heftier bargain than what the Cowboys would have paid last year.