Yes, of course, this is a ridiculous question. How could a rookie tight end replace Dallas Cowboy’s future Hall of Famer Jason Witten? He simply can’t. The real question is: How much longer will Jason Witten play?
Witten has been a rock of consistency in his illustrious ten year career, missing just one game due to injury. And despite suffering from a ruptured spleen this past pre-season, Witten arguable had his best year ever as a pro in 2012. He finished the season with 110 receptions for 1039 yards and three touchdowns.
Escobar was drafted so the Cowboys could run a more “New England” type offense. And Witten, who turns 31 in May, is the center piece in those plans. But will Witten have the durability and desire to be the next Tony Gonzales? Atlanta’s tight end is 95% sure he is returning for his 16th season. Will Witten outlast him or is Escobar a sign that the future is just around the corner?
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