Randall Cobb insisted he did not know when his newest NFL team confronts what had been his only one.
“When is that, November?” Cobb asked, on ESPN Wisconsin per the Wisconsin State Journal through a Friday radio interview.
For the record, the Cowboys host the Packers on Oct. 6. While Cobb may not have marked his calendar, he cares about where he came out.
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“It is similar to the ex-girlfriend that broke up with you,” Cobb said. “When you see her five years later, you expect you are in a better situation than you were before — married, with children, and you’re in a position to say,’Yeah, I’d better with no.'”
The 28-year-old Cobb did not just have a choice, noting the Packers not extended an offer this offseason. He might be sporting gold and green. A fruitful eight-year streak in Green Bay ended rather unceremoniously as Cobb was plagued with injuries last year and consequently posted near-career lows in several categories.
“I did not actually have any conversation personally. I don’t understand how much conversation there was between my agent and the Packers business,” Cobb said. “But I understand there wasn’t an offer put on the table — before or after the offer from Dallas and a few other teams. I think it made my decision easier. If the Packers could have made an offer, I would definitely have had to weigh this decision. But I am very excited and really happy to be down in Dallas. I think it’s a fantastic situation and I look forward to this season.”
The former Pro Bowler could fit in nicely as a secondary option because he did for so many years with the Packers. The Cowboys are hoping he will bolster a passing game which complements one of the league’s best rushing attacks. Cobb said he’s simply focused on establishing himself within the Dallas locker room — an adventure that doesn’t seem all that different from when he broke in with Green Bay in 2011.
“The transition has been fantastic. Evidently, it was a bit bizarre at first,” he explained. “When you’re someplace for eight years and then you go into a different team, you kind of feel like the new kid at college — just wanting to find your way around and not knowing exactly what to expect. Nonetheless, it’s been fantastic so far. I’ve enjoyed it. I am making strides with my teammates, and I am only hoping to pick up the new crime and prepare for the season.
“When you go to a new group, obviously lots of these men know mepersonally, we played against each other. Nonetheless, it’s different. They wish to learn what sort of practice player you are. They wish to know what sort of teammate you’re going to be. And is it? Are you just worried about yourself? Or are you really going to attempt to make the men around you better? The biggest factor for me in this entire process was only trying to make the respect of my new teammates and do everything I can to better myself and improved people around me”
The transition would be even better for Cobb and the Cowboys using a Week 5 win against the Packers.
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