Dallas Cowboys Spooky Game Part 1: Which 8 players are gone at season’s end?
By Angel Torres
With Schultz looking more and more like he is tight end number one, Blake Jarwin could have an interesting offseason. In March of 2020, Jarwin signed a four-year $22 million dollar deal that looked initially like a bargain.
Jarwin has the potential to become a big player on this team but his recovery from a knee injury plus the emergence of Schultz has allowed the team to take their time with Jarwin. It looks to me like Schultz might be too far ahead to catch up to anyway.
Dallas Cowboys: Let’s Play the Game
I was interested in former Jaguars cornerback C.J. Henderson who was recently traded to Carolina. The Panthers gave up stating tight end Dan Arnold and a third-round pick for Henderson and a fifth-round pick.
This is a two-part question but would you have done the deal with Carolina if it meant giving up Blake Jarwin? The second and actual question is, would you trade Jarwin for a prospect like Henderson if one were to become available?
It is hard to do this conversation without a name so I will give you a name that might sound familiar. Cleveland Browns cornerback Greedy Williams. Williams was a 2019 second-round pick that many had going in the first round.
The former LSU standout has struggled with injuries but his measurables and draft status line up with what Dan Quinn likes in his players. Long-limbed and fast is an accurate way to describe Williams. Williams is no doubt a talented player but a fresh start could be what this once-promising young player could desperately use the most.
Dallas Cowboys: The Verdict
I like the idea of a two-headed monster consisting of Schultz and Jarwin but if Schultz commands more money than they anticipate, the Cowboys could use the savings from Jarwin to pay Schultz.
Jarwin becoming a post-June 1st cut would save the Cowboys about $5.25 million against the cap leaving just a $1 million dead cap hit. Trading him saves $3.5 million on the cap but still leaves that $1 million dead cap hit. Williams is under a second-round rookie contract so his $1.7 million this season or $2 million cap hit next season is not a big concern.
I would have done the deal involving Henderson because the impact Jarwin is having isn’t as big as what Schultz is giving the team right now. Cornerback is a huge problem at the moment so getting a prospect to play there and help is a bigger need than backup tight end. Yes, Jarwin is the backup in my opinion.
I am doing both deals as the pressing need for now looks bigger on the defensive side than on offense. The team also expects Sean McKeon back sometime soon so it lessens the need for such a pricey backup. It would be a shame if Jarwin is on the roster next season and Schultz isn’t. What do you say?