The 2019 season for the Cowboys did not end the way Dallas fans wanted or expected. The 8-8 finish to the season led to the firing of head coach Jason Garrett and Mike McCarthy being brought in to manage the bunkhouse for the Cowboys. The Dallas offense bears responsibility for not being able to produce points at key times last season. The tight ends should be producing some of those points. What kind of production should the Cowboys expect to see from the tight end position this season?
First things first, Dallas did not make a change at the offensive coordinator position this season. The Cowboys decided to retain Kellen Moore and give him another opportunity to show what he is capable of with the likes of Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Amari Cooper. In 2019, with Moore calling the plays. The Cowboys finished first in the NFL in yards with 6,904, third in first downs with 379, and second in passing yards per game with 296.6 yards. Meanwhile, the veteran offensive weapons that Moore has at his disposal should help Dallas in terms of continuity and should allow the offense to continue to move forward this season.
The tight end position is somewhat of a question mark for the Cowboys heading into the upcoming season. Dallas allowed Jason Witten to depart for Las Vegas. Meanwhile, that leaves the Cowboys three unproven players at the tight end position as we approach training camp. Blake Jarwin will get the first crack at taking the place of Witten. During the course of 33 games, Jarwin has performed well for the Cowboys. Jarwin has hauled in 58 receptions, six touchdown passes, and 672 yards receiving.
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Blake Bell will be the next contender to fill Jason Witten’s spot. The former Kansas City Chief is looking to get an opportunity to start for the Cowboys this season. In 2019, Bell earned a Super Bowl ring with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs had a talented receiving corps, and Bell was a back up to Travis Kelce meaning he did not see many passes thrown his way. However, Bell is a consistent blocker, and during his college career at Oklahoma, Bell saw some time at the quarterback position throwing for 1,648 yards and 12 touchdowns and running for 24 touchdowns for the Sooners.
The final player in the tight end mix that we are going to examine is Dalton Schultz who was the third string tight end last season. Schultz did not see many passes thrown his way last season. In 2019, Schultz had one reception for six yards. However, more will be expected from Schultz this season, with Jason Witten having moved on to the Las Vegas Raiders and two other somewhat unproven players at the tight end position ahead of Schultz.
We are going to take a look at every position as we get closer to training camp. Dallas has a talented roster this season, the task at hand is for that roster to come together and produce wins on Sundays. The season is coming quickly folks, get ready!
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