FRISCO - Reggie Robinson II, a "pet cat'' of Dallas Cowboys personnel boss Will McClay, is going to find his way on the field - at one position or another.
That's the position of the coaching staff, which on Thursday contacted the rookie to inform him that it is their intention to move him back to cornerback for the 2021 NFL season, according to sources.
Robinson, who is playing on a four-year contract worth $4.02 million with a signing bonus of $729,000, joined Dallas as a corner out of Tulsa, where he was successful as a playmaker in the secondary and on special teams. Midway through the 2021 season, coach Mike McCarthy's staff - acknowledging Robinson's size and speed - moved him to safety.
But Robinson really didn't get a chance to get his uniform dirty there.
And now? Dallas is telling him he's moving back to corner, maybe to help a secondary that in 2020 was a failure in most every way.
The Cowboys will certainly bring back Robinson class mate Trevon Diggs, the second-round rookie from Alabama who has star potential. And at safety, Donovan Wilson from Texas A&M was finally allowed the chance to shine. But otherwise? Dallas is in need of help across the board in the secondary. And DB coach Al Harris' Thursday phone call to Robinson, the 123rd overall selection in the fourth round last April, maybe offers some clarity.
Robinson can play; Dallas simply needs to determine where.