Randall Cobb signs with the Cowboys

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GREEN BAY – Randall Cobb’s eight-year run with the Packers has drawn to a close after the veteran receiver signed with the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday.

A second-round pick in 2011, Cobb ranks sixth in franchise history with 470 receptions, and 11th in both receiving yards (5,524) and receiving touchdowns (41). His 47 postseason receptions are good for fourth in team annals behind former teammates Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings and Donald Driver.

“For the past eight seasons, Randall was a terrific leader and great player for the Packers,” General Manager Brian Gutekunst said. “He was part of some very memorable moments and contributed to a lot of great wins. We thank Randall, his wife, Aiyda, and the rest of their family for all they have given to the organization and our community. Randall will always be a member of the Packers family.”

Cobb enjoyed his finest season with the Packers in 2014, when the 5-foot-10, 192-pound receiver posted career highs in catches (91), receiving yards (1,287) and receiving touchdowns (12) on the way to his first career Pro Bowl appearance.

Well-regarded for his chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Cobb gained a reputation for being a big-game player during his time in Green Bay.

Take a look at photos of Packers WR Randall Cobb from the 2018 season.

In a winner-take-it-all NFC North showdown with Chicago in 2013, Cobb caught a 48-yard touchdown on fourth-and-2 with 38 seconds remaining to lift the Packers the 33-28 victory, the division crown and a fifth consecutive playoff berth.

In a NFC Wild Card Game against the New York Giants in 2016, Cobb hauled in a 42-yard touchdown off a Hail Mary before halftime in the Packers’ eventual 38-17 victory.

While a hamstring injury and late-season concussion limited Cobb to just nine games this past season, he had a career-high 142 receiving yards, including a 75-yard touchdown, in the Packers’ 24-23 win over the Bears in the regular-season opener.

Cobb finishes his run in Green Bay as one of just five players in franchise history to register more than 60 receptions in four consecutive seasons (2014-17).

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