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.
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.