The Cowboys hired another piece of their coaching staff puzzle today. Jimmy Robinson was signed to be their wide receivers coach. Robinson, formerly of the Super Bowl Champion Packers, was not available to comment after being announced today. The Cowboys had to wait to the conclusion of the Super Bowl before they could enter into talks with Robinson, according to NFL rules.
The Cowboys become Robinson’s sixth team, having coached at Green Bay, New Orleans, New York Giants, Indianapolis, and Atlanta. Robinson has left an imprint on the league through his influence in receivers like Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Marvin Harrison, Amani Toomer, and even as far back as Andre “Bad Moon” Rison. Head Coach Jason Garrett was a quarterback with the New York Giants during Robinson’s time there. It is that connection which likely lead to Robinson coming to Dallas.
Robinson did some impressive work in Green Bay with Greg Jennings coming into his own, not too mention the development of Jordy Nelson and James Jones. Now Robinson will set his sights on veterans Roy Williams, Sam Hurd, and Miles Austin; and will try to develop Dez Bryant, Kevin Ogletree, and Manny Johnson.
While Robinson was signed to fill that last open staff spot, there are still rumors of more personnel being added to the Cowboys staff. Mike Woicik as strength and conditioning coach taking over for Joe Jurasek who is on medical leave. Also, the Cowboys have an interest in bringing in Ben Bloom as a defensive assistant.