5. Re-sign tight end Blake Jarwin
Cut ties with tight end Jason Witten. I understand he is an all-time great tight end and a Cowboys legend, but he hurt the Dallas offense this year.
Free tight end Blake Jarwin and give him a full-time role. He showed he could make big plays last season, averaging over 11 yards per reception in 2019. He can stretch the field and put pressure on opposing linebackers and safeties vertically, down the seam.
Jarwin can become a true number one tight end if given the right opportunity. The Cowboys don’t need to address this position with other free agents such as Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper or Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry.
These type of free agents you will end up overpaying for and the production will not be worth the money. It’s always better to re-sign your own and Jarwin should be a top priority.
This years tight end class for the 2020 NFL Draft doesn’t jump out at you and taking a tight end with one of your top picks doesn’t seem like the best route considering other areas of need.
One name to take a look at if you want a receiving tight end that is projected to go in the later rounds is University of Washington tight end Hunter Bryant. Not your prototypical three down tight end but at 6-foot-2, 239 pounds he can be a mismatch in the passing game.