Anthony Fasano, the Dallas Cowboys back up tight end and pupil of the best tight end in the game, Jason Witten, spent some time with The Landry Hat this week for an interview.
Fasano was the 53rd pick of the 2006 NFL draft for the Cowboys. The New Jersey native played college ball at Notre Dame, and graduated with a degree in marketing. He was one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award giving to the best tight end in college football.
You will all soon hear that he was in fact a New York Giants fan growing up. Yes, I scolded him. You will hear that, too.
Fasano had 14 catches this year and one touchdown, the first of his pro career. That touchdown was a key one against the Green Bay Packers last season that made the score 20-10 in favor of the Cowboys. I also asked him about the missed opportunity against the Giants in the playoffs, and he explains what happened on that 3rd Quarter play.
I want to bring up that before the interview, his agent said I was not allowed to ask any Pacman questions. I was planning to ask him about Pacman and who the undisclosed player might be. My initial thought was, why? Is Fasano the undisclosed player? But after reviewing the rosters, I think it is safe to say Fasano will remain a Cowboy. He’s content with his role as a backup, he said, and he hopes to improve his statistics in the coming year.
Enjoy the interview. It is about 7 minutes long.