I’m Not Sold On: Blake Jarwin, Tight End
Touted as a possible starter at tight end to replace the legendary Jason Witten this season, Blake Jarwin has been a complete disappointment.
His low-lights through three weeks including a bobbled onside kick leading to a turnover against the New York Giants in Week Two and an interception off a tipped catch attempt versus the Seattle Seahawks in Week Three where Jarwin swiped the ball directly to All-Pro safety Earl Thomas.
Jarwin is someone the Cowboys were so high on last season, that they promoted him to their active roster rather than allow him to be plucked off their practice squad by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles, of course, went on to win the Super Bowl, likely robbing Jarwin of a ring.
With the retirement of Witten, Jarwin had the perfect opportunity to earn the Cowboys starting role with his only competition being former seventh-rounder Geoff Swaim, 2018 fourth rounder Dalton Schultz and basketball star Rico Gathers.
Undrafted out of Oklahoma State, Jarwin figured to be the Cowboys most active receiver from the tight end position, as Dallas will even line him up on the outside. But through three games, Jarwin has only been targeted once which resulted in the aforementioned interception.
Despite drawing the start against the Seahawks last week, Blake Jarwin has yet to fulfill the hype that this Cowboys team credited him with this offseason. In fact, the entire tight end position appears to be a bit of a bust this year.
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