FRISCO - During the offseason the Dallas Cowboys signed former Packers receiver Randall Cobb to a one-year deal. Three weeks ago, during the Cowboys first set of Organized Team Activities, Cobb told the media that starting over wasn't easy. Nine practices later, heading into minicamp, that has changed.
"Things are slowing down for me a little bit with the play calls in the huddle and knowing where I'm supposed to be, and not worrying about the play calls so much as I was before, but now I'm working more on my technique and running my routes against guys," Cobb said.
The Cowboys have a new offensive coordinator in Kellen Moore and a new quarterback’s coach in Jon Kitna. Cobb said he's been so busy learning his playbook he hasn't been able to feel what they bring, but is looking forward to it.
"Really, I'm just trying to get down the calls, the plays and the terminology," Cobb said. "I'm so focused on my job that it's kind of hard to see everybody else's. I'm excited to work with those guys and to learn from them, two guys with a lot of experience. I'm excited to see what I can do in this offense."
As one part of the offense, Cobb will now catch passes from quarterback Dak Prescott after spending the last eight seasons with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.
"The biggest thing for me is continuing to build chemistry with him. We are both very open about talking through things and that's the biggest thing, is the communication. The more communication we have the better we're going to grow and be on the same page."
Part of getting on the same page for Cobb is to move on from Rodgers and learn all he can about Prescott and his tendencies, which means Cobb has to talk with Prescott about the routes they run.
"Yeah, definitely that's a part of the chemistry. The communication on certain routes letting him know what I'm feeling, how I'm thinking about defeating the defender and him telling me what he's expecting out of me on certain route. It's a mutual thing where we are trying to build this together,"Cobb said.
Dallas will continue its mandatory minicamp on Wednesday and Thursday.
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