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On No. 3 receiver, Romo wants someone to “grab that spot”

Kevin Ogletree, Kevin Barnes AP

The Dallas Cowboys lost Laurent Robinson to free agency.  In his only season with the team, he became a highly competent No. 3 receiver.  (Which is the primary reason why they lost Robinson to free agency.)

Now, the job is up for grabs.  And quarterback Tony Romo wants someone to do just that.

We want somebody to come in and grab that spot,” quarterback Tony Romo recently said, via Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com.  “Guys have got to work their butt off.  They’ve got to develop a rapport with me and they’ve got to know the offense.  When they do that, they’ll have a great chance, because we’ve got some guys who have some ability in this room.”

The candidates are Kevin Ogletree (pictured), Andre Holmes, Raymond Radway, Danny Coale, and Dwayne Harris.

If none of them is able to “grab that spot,” we don’t rule out the Cowboys looking elsewhere, possibly via trade or more likely picking over the many players who’ll become available as rosters get chopped from 90 men to 53.

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32 Responses to “On No. 3 receiver, Romo wants someone to “grab that spot””
  1. captainhook11 says: May 29, 2012 11:30 PM

    I really hope Andre Holmes competes and wins that job. He is 6’5 with good hands speed and athleticism.

  2. sandman7773 says: May 29, 2012 11:34 PM

    Why do they need a 3rd receiver? Their #1 and #2 receivers are better than Megatron. ;)

  3. 303bengalguy says: May 29, 2012 11:40 PM

    Now that’ some obscurity! Aside from Ogletree, not a single Cowboy fan, or dude who went to school with these guys will know who they are.

  4. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 29, 2012 11:46 PM

    Won’t matter, you’ll choke anyway, Tony.

    Too easy.

  5. starfan79 says: May 29, 2012 11:54 PM

    I hope Andre Holmes is more than a practice squad hero. The local radio seems to like him but they always latch on to false hope around here. I heard Anthony Gonzales is looking for a job too

  6. wisccowboyfan says: May 29, 2012 11:59 PM

    After what I read about Holmes, I really hope he is what I’ve read on the Cowboys website and he can become as good or even better then Robinson. And with Coale breaking his foot, he appears as a stretch to earn the no. 3 spot, so it makes Holmes’ job that much easier.

  7. burm61 says: May 30, 2012 12:00 AM

    Danny Coale is the next Wes Welker. McShay is completely right.

  8. macgee10 says: May 30, 2012 12:12 AM

    I’ll tell what watch out for Andre Holmes this year. Of course I’ve been before but sometimes you just have a good feeling about. This guy will emerge I think.

  9. macgee10 says: May 30, 2012 12:13 AM

    Been wrong before***

  10. ppc50 says: May 30, 2012 12:17 AM

    No on Gonzales, but there will be other options out there. Olgetree has had 3 years to learn the offense and all he does is drop passes, look confused, and catch 2 yd screens (Garrett’s “genius”). It’s too bad that TO was already in Dallas, played well, because he would be a great #3 for that team.

  11. jcg23 says: May 30, 2012 1:30 AM

    Tony has gotten just about everyone he throws to contracts they would never have gotten on their own. Austin, Crayton, Robinson. Who’s next to win the big money?

    And @Mr. Writght212 Not sure what you team is, but you must not have seen a single Cowobys game last year if you think Romo was the reason we missed the play-offs.

  12. trojan33sc says: May 30, 2012 1:54 AM

    I understand that T.O. was recently released from the “IFL” and is available !! LOL

  13. hedleykow says: May 30, 2012 2:38 AM

    No offense to Romo, but is he dumb, or what?

  14. buddybowl69 says: May 30, 2012 2:49 AM

    On No. 3 receiver, Romo wants someone to “grab that spot”
    ========================

    Ummm, Tony, just what spot do you want grabbed?

  15. bobhk says: May 30, 2012 3:24 AM

    Robinson, arguably, was the #2 receiver. He had as many yards/game as Bryant and more TDs.

  16. wizskinz says: May 30, 2012 5:08 AM

    Cowboys suck!!

  17. flyerscup2010 says: May 30, 2012 5:46 AM

    who, who, who, who, and who?

  18. dirtybird28 says: May 30, 2012 6:51 AM

    It sounds like Holmes and Coale are the front runners. Both should be formidable, wouldn’t shock me id Ogletree got axed.

  19. buchopeful says: May 30, 2012 7:19 AM

    Just dump off to DeMarrco if the other 2 ain’t open :D

  20. trefkennedy says: May 30, 2012 7:59 AM

    See Romo makes receivers even if he doesn’t receive the credit smh and he doesn’t complain, yet everyone screams about his “Leadership” smh

  21. billymc75 says: May 30, 2012 8:04 AM

    Robinson wasn’t even on the radar before Romo, every year Romo finds a new target the guy gets paid and then disappears. Robinson was good one year, now they say Dallas lost their best WR, he was good cause for some reason the D still focuses on Bryant and Austin was hurt again. Just goes to show how good Romo really is. Look it up!

  22. solomon151 says: May 30, 2012 8:17 AM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    May 29, 2012 11:46 PM
    Won’t matter, you’ll choke anyway, Tony.

    Too easy.
    ————————————————–
    I read this just yesterday. DallasCowboys.Com

    Those who argue that Romo “can’t win the big one” cite his mishaps in both late-game and late-season situations. After Romo threw a costly interception in Week 1 against the Jets last year, NFL Network analyst Steve Wyche wrote, “(Romo’s) late-game breakdowns have happened too often at key moments. … Players grow tired of playing well enough to win and have Romo turn the ball over or make a mistake that leads to a loss.”
    That’s a tremendous point. Except it isn’t true.

    Let’s take a look at the numbers. Romo’s career passer rating of 96.9 is the second-highest in the history of the NFL. Passer rating is far from a perfect measure of quarterback performance, but it says something that Romo ranks ahead of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.
    Over the past four seasons, Romo’s passer rating is 97.1. If Romo were truly a quarterback who had too many “late-game breakdowns at key moments,” surely that fact would be reflected in the stats, and we’d expect that 97.1 rating to be lower in high-pressure situations.
    In the fourth quarter, however, Romo’s passer rating actually soars to 102.9. Since 2008, the year after “The Drop,” Romo has thrown an astounding 30 touchdowns to only eight interceptions in the fourth quarter. And despite the fourth quarter Revis interception to which Wyche’s quote refers, Romo finished the 2011 season with 10 touchdowns and two picks in the final 15 minutes of games. What a choke artist.

  23. ksm31311 says: May 30, 2012 9:16 AM

    Tony is the man and he has great stats…Meh

  24. bdawkins20 says: May 30, 2012 9:49 AM

    the only person on that team that you need to shut down is whitten. that guy is a stud, after that they really dont have anyone consistant.

  25. thetroofishere says: May 30, 2012 10:08 AM

    @Solomon151 please educate these Romo haters!

  26. solomon151 says: May 30, 2012 10:10 AM

    bdawkins20 says:
    May 30, 2012 9:49 AM
    the only person on that team that you need to shut down is whitten. that guy is a stud, after that they really dont have anyone consistant.
    ————————————————–
    It’s Witten!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. heepofwhoopass says: May 30, 2012 10:36 AM

    What romo needs to do is worry about getting a playoff win not on who he is going to throw to.

    I heard the dude was arrogant. Maybe that is getting in the way of him being elite. In my opinion until he gets a road playoff win he is a good qb and NOT elite.

  28. jpb12 says: May 30, 2012 10:37 AM

    Tony jumped up and grabbed that #91 spot in the NFL Top 100… just ahead of Green Bay’s fullback.

    Natural Born Leader.

    I hear Jerry’s hoping to sign anew Free agent…
    Selmore Tix.

  29. solomon151 says: May 30, 2012 11:22 AM

    jpb12 says:
    May 30, 2012 10:37 AM
    Tony jumped up and grabbed that #91 spot in the NFL Top 100… just ahead of Green Bay’s fullback.

    Natural Born Leader.

    I hear Jerry’s hoping to sign anew Free agent…
    Selmore Tix.
    ————————————————–
    So, you really think that Romo deserves to be number 91?? If you do, then your as brainless as you seem..

  30. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 30, 2012 12:10 PM

    Giants fan who is forcefed tons of Dallas games by the League. I reiterate, won’t matter. Romola will choke.

  31. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: May 30, 2012 12:53 PM

    jpb12 says:
    May 30, 2012 10:37 AM
    Tony jumped up and grabbed that #91 spot in the NFL Top 100… just ahead of Green Bay’s fullback.

    Natural Born Leader.

    I hear Jerry’s hoping to sign anew Free agent…
    Selmore Tix.
    ————————————————–
    So, you really think that Romo deserves to be number 91?? If you do, then your as brainless as you seem..

    Kinda agree but the only problem with this is the PLAYERS are the ones who created this list. That kinda means something in my book.

  32. jimmylions says: May 30, 2012 1:18 PM

    I hope Jerry calls Detroit.

    If we can get a deal similar to last time we traded Dallas a WR, we should be able to get multiple 1st round picks to trade for Burleson or Young.

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