INDIANAPOLIS – One of the more eyebrow-raising takes offered by Jerry Jones in his lengthy, wide-ranging interview with me and four other reporters Friday came when he was asked about the future of free-agent wide receiver Laurent Robinson.
In a nutshell, Jones said Robinson was expendable because the Cowboys have unheralded Andre Holmes waiting in the wings.
“He’s valuable,” Jones said of Robinson. “We have, in addition, a very good young receiver (in Holmes) that we’re really proud of, so he’s a factor in what we do here with Robinson, not do diminish what Robinson did here for us this year or can do in the future. He has a real knack of keeping the play alive, and that works real well with (Tony) Romo.”
Robinson was outstanding last season, snagging 54 passes for 858 yards and a team-best 11 touchdowns, all career highs. An undrafted free agent, Holmes spent most of the season on the practice squad, getting called up in December when another team showed interest in him.