IRVING, Texas -- Can Devin Street become Laurent Robinson?
For those who forgot, Robinson was a Cowboy in 2011 and caught 54 passes for 858 yards and a team-best 11 touchdowns in 14 games. In his first two years -- two each with the Atlanta Falcons and St. Louis Rams -- he never had more than 37 catches for 437 yards or two touchdowns in a season.
In 17 career games, he has two catches for 18 yards.
"You dream about it as a kid, playing in the NFL. Now the time is here where you get to go out there and really get some plays under your belt," Street said. "I'm anxious, but at the same time it's football and I'll be calm and ready to go out there."
The Cowboys drafted Street last year in the fifth round. While he was active for every game, he was more insurance policy. In this offseason he was elevated into the first-team offense with Bryant missing as he awaited a new contract. The coaches lauded Street's work in the spring and early in training camp, but an ankle injury sidetracked his development in the preseason.
Street said Thursday the ankle is fine and he is 100 percent.
"Speaking for myself [the offseason work] helped me a lot just to navigate the game to see how Tony [Romo] goes about it and being accountable to him," Street said. "When he's switching calls up I have to be ready and make sure I'm getting those and no [missed assignments] or anything like that."
In the season opener, Romo went to Street once and the ball was deflected after a hit by Brandon Meriweather into Trumaine McBride's hands for an interception that the New York Giants eventually turned into a touchdown.
"It was a good hit," Street said. "I still should've held on to it. But he made a helluva play. Going back on it, I could've tucked it a little bit quicker and either got down or spun the other way. He made a helluva play but now that teaches me really secure the ball."
This week all eyes will be on Street, and the Philadelphia Eagles will challenge him.
"Yeah, that's part of it," Street said. "I mean, I'm used to it to be honest. Coming from high school, two star recruit, Pitt, whatever, so I just got to go do what I do and then just everyone will see."