4 takeaways from the Cowboys’ second preseason game vs. Chargers
By Mark Heaney
4. Jake Ferguson has earned his respect.
The Cowboys let veteran TE Blake Jarwin walk in free agency, and the incumbent starter there, Dalton Schultz, is in a major contract bind. Thus, drafting former Wisconsin Badger Jake Ferguson made a lot of sense, and it seems to be paying off even faster than they thought.
Ferguson is making a big push to become the TE2 on the depth chart, and he put a huge step forward to that goal against the Chargers. Ferguson has caught every single target he has been thrown in the preseason.
He looks really good and seems to have a much higher ceiling than the current backup Sean McKeon. Ferguson is a tough runner, reliable with the ball in his hands, polished, and a solid blocker. Keep in mind, all of that is true for him at just 23 years old and in his first season.
He looks like a great fit in the system already and has shown the Wisconsin toughness that all football coaches love. He has another game left to prove himself, but Ferguson looks like a legitimate option on offense for Dallas.