Jerry Jones addressed a serious need in 2002, and it may not be the most glamourous of signings. Long snapper Jeff Robinson. Robinson is considered one of the top long snappers in the game.
The Cowboys signed long snapper Jeff Robinson to a four-year contract worth $4.8 million, including a $1.1 million signing bonus. Robinson is a nine-year veteran who spent the last five seasons with the St. Louis Rams.
He stands to earn $750,000 this season.
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Robinson, considered one of the NFL's top deep snappers, should provide some much needed stability to a position that has seen anything but consistency over the past 16 games.
Randy Chevrier and Mike Solwold tried to replace 14-year veteran Dale Hellestrae before last season, but the attempt was anything but successful.
Dallas released Chevrier after a loss to Atlanta. Chevrier sailed a snap over holder Micah Knorr's head and as PK Tim Seder picked up the ball he suffered a season-ending ankle injury when he was gang-tackled.
Solwold, who replaced tried to replace Chevrier, also struggled mightly. He had two horrible snaps in a game at Arizona which was the main contributer to a Dallas loss.
Robinson, originially out of Idaho, and who also plays tight-end, scored a touchdown this past season for the Rams in a 3rd and goal situation.
He also has never missed a game in his 10-year NFL career.