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Here's Looking At You, Laurent Robinson

With the recent news that the Dallas Cowboys will be without star wideout Miles Austin for the next 2-4 weeks, contingency plans are in effect. Austin is by far the Cowboys receiver most in tune with quarterback Tony Romo, and this latest hamstring injury hampers the offensive unit as they try to develop some semblance of consistency.

The Cowboys signed wide receiver Laurent Robinson earlier in the year after Austin's left hamstring took a vacation late in the comeback win against 7-1 San Francisco. The former third man on the totem, third-year man Kevin Ogletree, failed to impress anyone associated with the organization, causing Dallas to bring back the street free agent it had signed and released before the season commenced. Now Austin's right hammy is acting up and Robinson will re-enter the spotlight.

Robinson has definitely turned sunk money into a bargain. Signed for less than $750K, Robinson has performed admirably in his time in Big D. He'll be called upon to keep the Cowboys an equal opportunity offense, as teams will now roll their coverage towards Dez Bryant. Robinson should have more opportunities for big performances. Here's a look at his accrued stats through six games this season.

Week/Opp Snaps Targets Rec. Yards TD Yd /Rec Drops Pen.
3(WAS) 20 5 3 49 0 16.3 1 0
4(DET) 53 10 7 116 0 16.6 2 0
6(NE) 38 2 2 43 0 21.5 0 0
7(STL) 21 3 2 25 0 12.5 0 0
8(PHI) 42 8 5 103 1 20.6 1 0
9(SEA) 40 5 5 32 1 6.4 0 1
TOTALS 214 33 24 368 2 n/a 4 1
Avg / Game 35.7 5.5 4.0 61.3 0.3 15.3 0.7 0.2

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