There’s now one player who’s not going to show up with the Dallas Cowboys when the camera team for HBO’s “Hard Knocks” arrives in training camp, and that’s cornerback Rashard Robinson. The 25-year-old was released by the team just three days before chartering their plane to Oxnard, CA, opening a list of locations in the process. It is unclear who they will add to fill the vacancy and when, but Robinson’s time with the Cowboys has officially ended and in a tumultuous manner.
The veteran cornerback is set to interrupt a two-game suspension to begin the 2021 season for violating the league’s PED policy, a penalty charged this offseason. Robinson joined the Cowboys in 2020 and was previously suspended during his time with the New York Jets – a four-game ban for a substance abuse offense – a sentence that preceded the Jets’ release in 2019, just months before he was released. suspended a total of 10 games for a further violation of the drug policy.
As such, his current ban on two games will be his third suspension in less than three calendar years.
Robinson, a former pick from the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of 2016, was mostly a training group for the Cowboys last season, but logged three starts due to an injury-ravaged list. He logged no interceptions and no deflections in that stretch, allowing a catch rate of 81.3 percent when targeted along with a combined 106 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
With nothing fruitful on either the defensive or special team up front to take advantage of against his suspension, and there is also a bubble contract, Robinson will now look for a new NFL home while the Cowboys head to Southern California to start ramping up. up to 2021 season.