IRVING -- The Cowboys signed Laurent Robinson to add depth to the thin receiving corps behind Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. But Robinson strained a hamstring less than a week after he was signed by the Cowboys and was released. Now he's back because, well, the Cowboys have health issues at the position.
Austin (hamstring) and Bryant (quad) missed practice Thursday and while there is hope one of them will play in the home opener vs. the Washington Redskins on Monday night, there are no guarantees.
Robinson, who was re-signed Tuesday, said he's healthy and ready to help.
"Yeah, I feel good," he said. "I'm picking up the offense pretty quickly. It's just little things like terminology and stuff that I have to pick up on."
Robinson has played for two NFL teams, Atlanta and St. Louis, and caught 34 passes for 344 yards with two touchdowns last season for the Rams. Robinson was cut in training camp this summer and the Cowboys picked him up.
But he was injured and the Cowboys had to make some moves to the bottom of the roster.
"It was pretty frustrating," Robinson said of getting hurt so quickly after getting signed the first time. "I was determined to get well in rehab and wait until I was signed by someone. I didn't go home or anything. I stayed in Dallas and hoped to get a call."
Robinson said he's hopeful to get some playing time on Monday night.