Robinson hired as Cowboys receivers coach

Robinson hired as Cowboys receivers coach

Published Feb. 11, 2011 5:05 p.m. ET

Posted February 11, 2011 6:06 p.m. CT


IRVING, Texas (AP)
-- Jimmy Robinson has been hired as receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys, joining their staff less than a week after coaching for the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl.

Robinson, who spent the past five seasons in Green Bay, replaces Ray Sherman.

Sherman was the receivers coach the past four seasons and interviewed for the Cowboys' head coaching vacancy after the season. Jason Garrett became the head coach and Sherman's contract as an assistant coach wasn't renewed.

Robinson has been an NFL assistant coach for 21 years after six seasons as a player. He has coached for Atlanta (1990-93), Indianapolis (1994-97), the New York Giants (1998-2003), New Orleans (2004-05) and Green Bay.