While one team in the league is watching their tight end position fall apart by the hour, another team in the league has added a quality player to their rotation. The Dallas Cowboys announced on Friday that they have agreed to a contract with second-round selection Gavin Escobar, who was the 47th overall pick in the draft. With the signing, Dallas is down to just one unsigned player from their 2013 rookie class — first-round pick Travis Frederick.
With Escobar and Witten, you can expect a lot of two-tight end sets from the Cowboys in 2013.
We all know that Witten is one of the best in the league, but Escobar was one of the best in this year’s draft class and his ability to contribute as a receiver makes him a match up nightmare for defenses. Add Dez Bryant and Miles Austin on the outside and you have a loaded group of weapons for $100 million quarterback Tony Romo.
Escobar will have plenty of chances in this Cowboys offense with Witten taking most of the attention from opponents, so he could have an immediate pay off for the Cowboys in 2013.