With an offseason as busy as it can get, there will be some impact players leaving the Dallas Cowboys. Who might get a bigger role this season?
A new offseason means some players are leaving, and some players are joining the Dallas Cowboys. This may leave a hole somewhere unless someone is acquired or someone gets a bigger role.
Many impact players need new contracts, which likely means some will walk away in free agency. Who on the Cowboys’ roster might get a bigger role this season?
Blake Jarwin, TE
Speaking of holes being created by players leaving, tight end Blake Jarwin may get a bigger role with a possible departure of future Hall of Famer, Jason Witten. Witten is aging and Dallas may look to save some money by not signing him.
In turn, the 25-year-old Jarwin should take the top spot. He was under Witten’s shadow in 2019 and 2017, so now hopefully he is ready to take the reins.
While he hasn’t had that many snaps, he has shown he is productive when given the opportunity. There was only one game in 2019 where he played more than 50 percent of the snaps.
Within the limited snaps, he managed to catch 31 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns. With that is an average of 11.77 yards per reception.
With those kinds of stats, while playing within the 45 to 35 percent range of snaps, you can expect him to eclipse 600 yards with ease. That would surpass Witten in yards by at least 70 yards.
While he is a tight end, Jarwin has shown that he can catch the ball, shown by his 75.6 percent catching percentage. Between that and his route-running, he can be a great offensive threat against any team.
When he is eventually given more snaps, he will prove that he is a legitimate threat. Until then, we will be waiting as Witten continues to amaze us.