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Cornerback Robinson throws Cowboys a curveball in negotiations

San Diego free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson recently switched agents and it might impact his talks with the Dallas Cowboys.
San Diego free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson recently switched agents and it might impact his talks with the Dallas Cowboys. AP

Patrick Robinson was a done deal until it wasn’t.

The Dallas Cowboys thought they had a deal in place with free agent cornerback Patrick Robinson, but that was before Robinson switched agents from Kevin Conner to Ron Butler.

A deal in principle with Conner has turned into a waiting game for the Cowboys.

The Cowboys spoke with Butler on Monday and Tuesday.

But Robinson is now weighing his options. He visited the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday.

The Cowboys are still hoping to get him, but it’s no longer a done deal as they thought.

“I think he is taking other visits,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He is going through the free agency process.”

Robinson is the third cornerback the Cowboys have had visit in free agency, joining Nolan Carroll and Leon Hall.

Carroll eventually re-signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year deal for $3 million.

Hall came in last week on a visit, but left without a deal.

If the Cowboys can get things resolved with Robinson, it could help crystallize things with cornerback Brandon Carr.

Carr, who has no interceptions since 2013, has a $9.1 million base salary and $13.8 million cap hit. He will be asked a to take a pay cut or be cut if the Cowboys sign Robinson.

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