Patrick Robinson to sign with Cowboys

Patrick Robinson

An "agreement" isn't quite the same thing as a "deal" and so free-agent cornerback Patrick Robinson - new agent in tow - is following up his visit with the Cowboys with a visit to the Colts.

What happened in 24 hours? According to a report from Ian Rapoport, the Indianapolis Colts are now set to meet with Robinson. There does seem to be some argument among the Dallas local reporters about what exactly is going on.

For perspective, Robinson was Pro Football Focus 30th rated cornerback this past season with a +79.4 grade overall, which was just one spot behind the Colts very own Vontae Davis-who had a bit of a down season for his high standards. With the Cowboys, Robinson would likely line up next to Morris Claiborne, as the returning Orlando Scandrick should take over slot corner duties.

Robinson was very close to signing with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday - so much so that a deal was reportedly pretty much done. Robinson might be still keeping the Cowboys as an option, and it's only that Butler is looking for a better contract elsewhere in the meantime. But it might also mean that any shot of him playing for the Cowboys next season is officially dead.

Robinson (5-foot-11, 191 pounds) played in every game for the Chargers and started 10, finishing with 49 tackles, eight pass breakups and one interception.


The 28-year old cornerback was originally drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Florida State, and he spent five seasons in New Orleans (2010-2014).