Randall Cobb calls facing Packers for first time just another game

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Randall Cobb spent his first eight seasons in Green Bay. He played the Cowboys five times, including twice in the postseason, making 34 catches for 341 yards and a touchdown.

Jason Garrett said Cobb was “a pain in the ass” every time.

The Cowboys signed the slot receiver this offseason, and they are hoping he becomes that to Green Bay.

Cobb, though, chuckled Wednesday when asked if, with the Packers coming to town Sunday, this was a bigger week than most.

“What is this, Week 5?” Cobb said. “Just Week 5, man. Another game, another opportunity for us to go show what we’re all about.”

Cobb has 14 receptions for 157 yards and a touchdown in his first season with the Cowboys. He made 470 catches for 5,524 and 41 touchdowns in his career with the Packers.

He repeatedly insisted playing Green Bay was no big deal.

“I pride myself in being a person that is being present wherever you are in life at any stage,” Cobb said. “I reminisce on the past from time to time, but I like to be present and in this present moment I’m here, and there’s no place I’d rather be.”

The Packers will see the same player they have seen since 2011 when they made him a second-round pick. He just will be on the other side of the field.

“You tell me on Monday. You tell me on Monday what you see,” Cobb said. “I pride myself in playing hard and being the best that I can be week in and week out, and I’m definitely going to give it my best this weekend.”

26 responses to “Randall Cobb calls facing Packers for first time just another game

  1. Randall is a 100% class act in addition to being a fantastic football player. He will be enshrined in the Packers Hall of Fame, and his contributions to the Packers will be remembered forever.

  2. I’ve always liked Randall. But who’s he trying to kid? It’s anything BUT “another game” on Sunday. He’d love to stick it to his old team.

  3. No hard feelings about Cobb. In fact, I like his straightforward answer. He was a decent receiver, just not worth premier status monies. I’m just hoping he doesn’t have a sun-moon-and-stars-are-all-aligned game against the Packers.

  4. I used to call Cobb a poor man’s Percy Harvin. I was wrong. Cobb is twice the man and a helluva player. GB will regret letting him go, especially after Sunday’s game.

  5. All I can think about is Dak over throwing a wide open Randall Cobb in the end zone Sunday night.

  6. Meanwhile, Aaron was asked about seeing Randall and he said he and Randall are still close friends and speak often. “It will be weird to see him(In a Cowboys uniform), but maybe I will get to throw him a couple passes”(before the game)

    Aaron isn’t with a new team so he can speak openly about his positive feelings about Randall. If Randall started waxing poetic about the Packers it could be taken wrong by his teammates and Cowboys fans.

    Not a suprise the way Randall handled the media trying to push him on his feelings about playing the Packers.

    We all wish Randall well except between the white lines when playing the Pack. Kenny Clark said it best: “He on the other side, so the hugs and stuff are for after the game.”

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  7. It is just another game for players. They want to play well and they like to win. More importantly, players like to have a great statistical day over anything. Players are paid based on how well they play the game. Players do not care what teams uniform they don on game day. They care about the checks they get on Monday. No need to fool ourselves thinking players are in it for champions and not the money. The only thing team success brings is the ability to ask for more money.

  8. It is hilarious that this ONE individual is ALWAYS jealous and lashing out at anyone who is happy in life and enjoying a successful career.

  9. Loved having Randall in GB.
    Quality player and an even better person
    I, personally, wish him continued health and success.
    Well, maybe just a little less success on Sunday.

  10. At the end of the day, it is just another game. I think fans and media make it a bigger deal than it is. The players are fully aware of the business aspects of the game.

  11. I used to call Cobb a poor man’s Percy Harvin. I was wrong. Cobb is twice the man and a helluva player.
    =====

    Cobb may be twice the man, but he’s half the player.

  12. Randall is a 100% class act in addition to being a fantastic football player. He will be enshrined in the Packers Hall of Fame, and his contributions to the Packers will be remembered forever.
    =====

    5876 yards and 41 tds in 8 seasons.

    He’s the 5th best WR of his era (Driver, Jordy, Jennings, Adams)

    That’s a really low bar.

  13. The other possibility, just like it is with Khalil Mack, is that there will indeed be a little extra juice for this game but it doesn’t come from a place of anger or hatred.

    It could very well come from a place of “It hurt my feelings to be let go and I hope to show them what they’re missing.”

    Not everyone is an angry little troll with an ax to grind.

  14. Always loved Randall on the Pack, there was even an article in JS about how much Rodgers valued him – but really would have expected something more intelligent from him than the “just another game line”.

  15. One of my favorite Packer game moments was the Cobb TD vs the Bears to win the game in 2013. I was at the game and the play came right at me. We were surrounded by Bears fans and had endured a bunch of good natured ribbing the majority of the game.

    One of those perfect football moments.

  16. cheeseisfattening says:

    Rodgers has close friends? When did this happen?

    ——————

    They formed the friendship during the years of 2011-2018, when they went 9-6-2 over your Vikings.

  17. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 3, 2019 at 3:19 pm
    Rodgers has close friends? When did this happen?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    What do you mean?

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