The waiting game on Gavin Escobar might be over.
He joined the Cowboys as a second round pick out of San Diego State in 2013 and was thought to have Jason Witten-like traits. It seemed he would be a perfect fit in a two-tight end formation. He had four touchdown catches in 2014. Last season, he had nine catches before a torn Achilles ended his season.
The injury to James Hanna clouds the tight end position a bit.
Jason Witten will someday be in the Hall of Fame. That’s all that needs to be said. Geoff Swaim has gone from the 246th pick in the 2015 draft to a backup job, until Hanna is healthy. Undrafted rookie Austin Traylor from Wisconsin has been impressive. Rico Gathers is likely headed to the practice squad.
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Escobar could be the odd man out.