Aug 25, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (left) talks with receiver Miles Austin during the game against the St Louis Rams at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Is Cowboys Draft Pick Gavin Escobar Jason Witten’s Eventual Replacement?


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?

Here at The Landry Hat, we care about what our readers think. Our entire site is dedicated to you, the die-hard Dallas Cowboy fans. And there is no better way to gauge your opinions then through our poll questions. Please submit your choice below, leave  your thoughts in the comments section below, and come back to check to see what the bulk of Cowboy fans feel is the right answer.

Is Gavin Escobar Jason Witten's Eventual Replacement?

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  • draftmane

    Gavin best hands in the draft.

  • http://twitter.com/OldFrog75 Old Frog

    This is a crazy question. Like asking were Tony Casillas, Russell Maryland, or Jay Ratliff, Bob Lilly’s eventual replacements? Escobar might replace Witten but he will never ever be Witten…unless he learns how to block.