Projected front runners on offense to make the Cowboys 53-man roster

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Dallas Cowboys, Dalton Schultz , Blake Jarwin, Blake Bell
Dallas Cowboys tight ends Dalton Schultz, Blake Jarwin, and Blake Bell (James D. Smith via USA TODAY Sports) /

player. 123. . . . Tight End. 4

I decided to go light at Wide Receiver and running back and one reason was so I could go heavy on tight ends. It is fairly normal for teams to go three deep at tight end so going heavy here has more to do about the players rather than the scheme.

I will point out that Dallas did have four tight ends on the roster last season but lost starter Blake Jarwin in week one.

I expect Blake Jarwin to be fully recovered from his major knee injury and reclaim the starting job but will be pushed by what was a pleasant surprise in Dalton Shultz. The team kept undrafted free agent Sean McKeon as their fourth tight end so they must think highly of him.

McKeon was my pet cat last season and although he did not show much in his first season, it is not out of the realm to think he could have a Blake Jarwin career trajectory. Jarwin was an undrafted free agent that could have joined the eventual world champion Philadelphia Eagles in 2017 but opted to be placed on the Dallas Cowboys’ active roster.

The inability to retain tight end Blake Bell is the reason for a McKeon ascension but I find it funny that for the second time in a row, an undrafted free agent tight end from the University of Michigan is my fourth tight end. Yes, I have Nick Eubanks as my fourth tight end.

I guess this an attempt from Michigan to apologize for the Taco Charlton selection.

Eubanks produced very little in his time at Michigan and lacks the strength to block at the pro level but has the physical tools that will make it really hard for the team to take a chance placing him on waivers.

I also believe with the team going short on runningback and wideout, Eubanks can play a role as an H-back. His speed and size on special teams will only strengthen his case to stick on the 53.

Tight Ends (4) (15)

  • Blake Jarwin (TE1)
  • Dalton Schultz (TE2)
  • Sean McKeon (TE3)
  • Nick Eubanks (TE4)