This offseason, former Kentucky star receiver Randall Cobb decided to sign with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent, ending his eight-year career with the Green Bay Packers.
On Friday night, Cobb’s former quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, joined No. 18 at the Barnstable Brown Gala in Louisville, where he opened up about the former Wildcat’s decision to sign with the Cowboys for the very first time.
When asked if he was going to miss his former star wide receiver in Green Bay, Rodgers said there wasn’t a doubt in his mind that he’d miss him.
“Of course, that’s why we do stuff like this so we can still hang out,” he said. “He’s living about 1,000 miles away (from me) now. … He’s just a great guy, a great friend. It’s tough to see him go.”
So what was Rodgers’ favorite memory of Cobb during his time as a Packer? He quickly rattled off three of his favorites.
“So many,” he said. “That Hail Mary in the Playoffs against the Giants in 2016, 4th and 8 at Chicago in 2013, both of us coming off our injuries. His first touchdown, I checked to a route, he runs the wrong route, I hit him, he makes a guy miss, dives into the endzone.
As for Cobb, while he had a solid career in Green Bay, he’s excited to take the next step in his career as a Cowboy.
In fact, when it looked like he would no longer be suiting up as a Packer anymore, he reached out to Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott and asked him to put in a good word with the organization once he hit free agency.
“(I told him) “Hey man, come get me,”‘ Cobb said of Prescott this past Thursday in a media session down in Dallas. “Once I talked to everybody I knew this was the place.”
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Cobb added that he believes in the Dallas franchise completely and feels they can compete for a Super Bowl.
“I definitely believe in this team,” he said. “I felt like I wanted to be on a team that was a contender and I definitely believe that we have the ability, it’s just putting the pieces together.”