Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar (89) celebrates a second quarter touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys to use Gavin Escobar more in 2014


The Dallas Cowboys used one of their premium picks in the 2013 NFL Draft on tight end Gavin Escobar, but they were unable to work him into the line up last year and he played on a very limited basis.

This year, expect things to change.

Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas states that Escobar “will play a lot more in 2014” and he figures to be a much bigger part of the team’s offense moving forward.

Last season, Escobar saw the field just over 200 times, but the large reason for that was because of his struggles as a blocker. With a full year in the weight room to get stronger and time to fully grasp the Cowboys offensive scheme, Escobar should be able to make a bigger impact.

The Cowboys could also choose to go with two tight end sets, which would allow them to utilize Escobar’s strength as a pass catcher.

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  • californy

    I dont value player who lack in the fundamental of football. If you can block you wont play for me, Im not excited taking out Witten (4.61 40 Speed) just to replace him with a TE who run a 4.78 40 speed