Dallas Cowboys: 3 Veterans Cowboys Nation is sleeping on

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Dallas Cowboys Vet No. 2

Blake Jarwin, TE

Blake Jarwin was supposed to be last season’s great breakout player for the Dallas Cowboys. But after suffering a season-ending injury in Week 1, the excitement around him has cooled off considerably.

Jarwin has always been a victim of opportunity. In 2019 he thought he had his big shot until Jason Witten un-retired and gobbled up all the snaps. In 2020 he thought he had his big shot until he tore up his knee. Will 2021 finally be his big chance?

Assuming he’s medically cleared by training camp, the answer has to be “yes”.

As a reserve player, Blake Jarwin was Dallas top red zone weapon in 2018 and 2019. And until last year, he’s improved in yards per reception, TAC, average distance of target and yards per route run. While he doesn’t have the volume stats many of the top TEs in the league have, he’s been extremely efficient and as such, set to explode when he finally gets his opportunity to start.

Dallas Cowboys fans saw firsthand how much opportunity mean when they saw the fairly average Dalton Schultz put up some pretty good numbers last year. Schultz is still Jarwin’s superior in blocking, but as a pass catcher no one holds a candle to Jarwin’s big play ability, run after the catch, or catch radius.

As you can see above, Jarwin brings it all as a pass-catcher and could put the Dallas Cowboys offense into a league of its own next year. Given the questions on defense, Dallas may need to be in a league of their own…