The Cowboys didn’t want Jimmy Robinson to be their wide receivers coach, but they didn’t want to lose the progress they made with Dez Bryant either.
So when Jason Garrett (or whomever it happens to be making Cowboys coaching hires) brought Derek Dooley in to coach wideouts, he retained Robinson as a “senior coaching consultant.”
That’s all because of the influence Robinson was viewed to have on the enigmatic wide receiver.
“Jimmy had a really positive impact on Dez,” Garrett said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It was a breakout year for Dez. He caught 92 balls for 1,300-plus yards and really played very, very good football.
“I think he matured a ton, and there’s no question the environment he was in certainly helped him, and Jimmy was a big part of that.”
Of course, special treatment for Bryant is nothing new, as they know he’s a talent worth cultivating. Even if that means having a personal coach on staff.