Cowboys hire WR coach Robinson

Posted by Mike Spofford on February 11, 2011 – 5:49 pm

The Dallas Cowboys have hired Jimmy Robinson as their new assistant head coach/wide receivers coach. Robinson has been the Packers’ WR coach for the past five seasons.

Dallas will be Robinson’s sixth NFL franchise in a pro coaching career that has spanned more than two decades. He also coached wide receivers for Atlanta (1990-93), Indianapolis (1994-97), the N.Y. Giants (1998-2003) and New Orleans (2004-05) before coming to Green Bay (2006-10).

Robinson’s ties to Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett stem from his time with the Giants. Garrett was the team’s backup quarterback during part of that time period.

While with Green Bay, Robinson saw two of his receivers make the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster. Donald Driver was selected in both 2006 and 2007, and Greg Jennings was selected this year, though he didn’t play in the game because the Packers advanced to the Super Bowl.

Robinson played WR for six seasons with three different teams (1976-81). He played in college at Georgia Tech, where he is a member of the school’s hall of fame.

Update: Since its original posting, this has been updated to reflect Robinson’s official title with the Cowboys.

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