The Dallas Cowboys will feature one of the league’s best offenses next season. Dak Prescott is set to return from injury, as are Tyron Smith and La’el Collins.
Ezekiel Elliott looks to be in elite shape, Tony Pollard has proven to be successful in his role, and the three wide receivers are as good as any trio in football. One of the bigger question marks from the outside regarding the Cowboys offense is tight end.
There was a lot of hype surrounding Blake Jarwin entering last season. Unfortunately, Jarwin’s season was ended after a torn ACL very early in week one’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams. That forced Dalton Schultz into a larger role right out of the gate.
Schultz developed into a solid option at tight end last season, especially before Prescott went down. His nine catch, 88-yard, one-touchdown game against the Falcons last year in his first start showcased what he can do.
The pairing of Jarwin and Schultz made some of the fan base not want Dallas to take Kyle Pitts, had Pitts somehow slipped to the Cowboys’ first-round pick. Pitts went fourth to Atlanta, so that was never an option for Dallas to even consider.
JARWIN COULD SURPRISE FOR COWBOYS IN 2021
Now that Blake Jarwin is set to return fully healthy for the upcoming season, the Cowboys’ tight end could surprise many. Jarwin is known for his crazy athleticism that already makes him a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses.
He has flashed the ability to be a force in the passing game — especially when playing the New York Giants. For whatever reason, Jarwin has his biggest games against the NFC East foe. Jarwin has caught 11 passes on 12 targets for 200 yards and five touchdowns against the Giants in his career.
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It is evident that he and quarterback Dak Prescott have a strong connection in the passing game. Prescott often looks his way, and Jarwin rewards him for doing such. Jarwin is too fast for linebackers and too big for safeties, creating problems for defensive coordinators when gameplanning for him.
NFL defenses already have a lot to be concerned about when lining up against the Dallas Cowboys offense. Dak Prescott has ascended into one of the best quarterbacks in the league. The pairing of Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are more than capable of hurting you on the ground. Then, of course, there is trio of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb.
That means Blake Jarwin should be given plenty of opportunities to make an impact in his return from injury. The Oklahoma State product certainly has the ability to take advantage of those opportunities and make defenses pay.
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