A receiver’s best friend is a competent quarterback. A quarterback’s best friend is a sure-handed wide receiver. Dak Prescott and Randall Cobb are a match made in heaven.
The Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback lost his favorite target, Cole Beasley, in the offseason. Jerry Jones sought Cobb’s services to replace Beasley in the slot. After working together in OTAs and Cowboys mini-camp, Prescott likes what the veteran brings to the Dallas offense.
“We’ve had a fast connection,” Prescott said. “You take something, approach something, go out there and he does it right the first time. When you have a guy like that, it allows you to cut the ball loose; it allows you to anticipate. It allows you to trust he’s going to be in the right spot, and he hasn’t failed in doing that. The moment he does and even sometimes he does it’s always a consistent feedback and we’re going to talk about it. What we could’ve done, what we should’ve done and, like I said, it serves you well.”
Cobb echoed that sentiment.
“The biggest thing for me is just continuing to build chemistry with him,” said the former Wildcat. “We’re both very open about talking through things. The more communication we have, the more we’ll be on the same page.”
He’s reaping some benefits from his time at UK. A quarterback for the Cats on multiple occasions, Cobb understands where Prescott wants to get him the ball. His experience helps him pick apart opposing defenses.
“He’s been great, honestly” said Prescott. “An ex-quarterback, knows the game up and down, knows every aspect of it; knows when he’s in the read what progression he is, and when you have a guy like that, he’s going to get open; he knows how to get open. He’s had a lot of success in this league already so just to have him be a part of this corps, a part of this team and this offense means a lot.”
Cobb has done everything the right way since he made the move from Green Bay. The final piece of the equation for a successful season is out of his hands. Injury-plagued over the last three years, Cobb’s health is the only remaining question mark. He’s due for some good luck in Dallas.