ARLINGTON, Texas -- Before Laurent Robinson ever caught a pass for the Cowboys, he had to show his toughness after taking a big hit to the midsection from Washington safety LaRon Landry in the second quarter.
Robinson, who was signed and cut and brought back to the roster in the last two weeks, finished with three catches for 49 yards.
“That was a big hit on the sideline,” Robinson said. “It kind of shook me up a little bit, but I was able to stay in the game and keep playing.”
His first catch was a 22-yarder on a “smoke” route from Tony Romo in a drive that led to Dan Bailey’s third field goal of the game. He had a 25-yard grab in the fourth quarter before a Bailey field goal cut Washington’s lead to 16-15.
“It felt to be back out there, playing for the first time since last year,” Robinson said. “Hopefully I showed I can learn on the fly and make plays.”
Robinson said his strained hamstring, which he hurt in his first practice with the team prior to the Sept. 11 season opener at the New York Jets, was fine after the game, “so I’ll be ready to fill in for next week.”