Robinson named WRs coach

The Dallas Cowboys named Jimmy Robinson as the team's wide receivers coach on Friday.

Robinson takes over for Ray Sherman, who worked with Dallas receivers for the last four seasons.

Robinson comes to Dallas fresh off of a Super Bowl XLV Championship with the Green Bay Packers and brings 27 years of NFL?experience with him - 21 years as an NFL?coach and six as a player.

Robinson arrived in Green Bay on Jan. 17, 2006 as the club's wide receivers coach and has guided a unit that has compiled the third-most receiving yards (21,299) over that span. During that same period, receivers Greg Jennings (5,222 yards - eighth) and Donald Driver (4,981- 12th) placed in the top-15 of the NFL in receiving yards. Additionally, Jennings earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2010 and Driver his second and third (2006 and 2007).

During his 2010 championship season, Robinson's top receiver, Jennings, finished fourth in the NFL, second in the NFC, with 1,265 yards and tied for second in the league, tied for tops in the NFL,?with 12 touchdown catches. Jennings also added two of the offense's three touchdowns in the 31-25 Super Bowl XLV win over Pittsburgh.

In his two seasons with the New Orleans Saints (2004-05), Robinson helped build up a receiving corps that eventually helped the club capture its first Super Bowl Championship (XLIV) after his departure. In 2005 under Robinson, Donte' Stallworth saw his best season as a pro, catching 70 passes for 945 yards with seven touchdowns. In his first season with the Saints, Robinson worked with Joe Horn, who tied a career-best and tied for the NFC lead with 94 catches. Horn also had career-highs and franchise records with 1,399 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.

Robinson spent six seasons (1998-2003) as the wide receivers coach for the N.Y. Giants, helping the receiving corps to the most successful seasons in franchise history. Robinson's time with Amani Toomer helped the receiver garner the franchise record for career receiving yards while also posting single-season club records with 82 catches for 1,387 yards in 2002. Toomer became the first Giant to catch at least 70 passes in four straight years (1999-2002) and have five consecutive 1,000-yard seasons (1999-2003). Robinson's receivers caught a team-record 186 passes for 2,680 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2001. Earlier that season, Toomer and Ike Hilliard became the first Giants receiving tandem to combine for more than 2,000 yards.

Robinson coached receivers in Indianapolis for four years (1994-97) before arriving in New York. While with the Colts, Robinson was a catalyst for Marvin Harrison's stellar career as he became only the third club rookie to lead the team in receiving yards.

While with Atlanta (1990-93), Robinson worked with some of the league's most explosive receivers during the 1990s. In 1991, and again the following season, Andre Rison and Michael Haynes combined to lead the league in touchdown catches by a receiving duo - 23 in 1991 and 21 in ‘92.

Robinson broke into the professional coaching ranks in 1984 as the receivers/tight ends coach for the Memphis Showboats of the United States Football League, a position he resumed in 1985 for the team. He then moved to the collegiate level as a receivers coach at his alma mater, Georgia Tech (1987-89).

Robinson spent six years (N.Y. Giants, 1976-79; San Francisco 49ers, 1980 and Denver Broncos, 1981) as an NFL receiver after being selected in the 15th round of the 1985 NFL Draft. In 58 pro games, he caught 85 passes for 1,437 yards and six touchdowns while adding 27 kickoff returns and 59 punt returns.

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