After moving on from Jason Witten, the Cowboys have entrusted their future at the tight end position in Blake Jarwin.
Jarwin and Cowboys agreed to a four-year contract worth $22 million. However, there are still growing concerns about the production at the position.
In 2018, Witten retired to take on a broadcasting career that was short-lived. For one season, Jarwin was the No. 1 tight end on the team. Jarwin appeared in all 16 games, but delivered just 27 receptions for 307 yards and three touchdowns.
When Witten returned in 2019, Jarwin was demoted to a secondary role, but now he gets another shot. Witten signed a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. Now in his fourth year, Jarwin talked about how he is going to fill the shoes of the former Cowboys legend.
“You’ve got to look at it like it’s just the beginning,” Jarwin said in the interview with ESPN’s Todd Archer. “I’ve still got a lot to prove. That’s another thing I learned from seeing a guy go to work every single day. He’s a 15-to-16-year vet, but he’s still trying to make the team like he’s a rookie. I’m going to hold on to that mindset. I was an undrafted free agent. That’s going to prevent me from ever being content.”
Source: The #Bears are releasing TE Trey Burton. Another accomplished veteran on the market.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 17, 2020
Even though Jarwin is enthusiastic about getting better, the Cowboys should look into signing newly-released tight end Trey Burton. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Chicago Bears have parted ways with Burton after two seasons.
Burton grew to fame during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles. His role with the “Philly Special” in the Eagles Super Bowl win over the Patriots showed that Burton can be versatile.
In his first season with the Bears, Burton had a career year with 54 receptions for 569 yards and six touchdowns. However, after an unexplained injury that kept Burton out of the playoffs, his role and trust with the team fell out of sorts.
He appeared in eight games last season, recording just 84 yards receiving on 14 receptions.
He could come to Dallas on a short-term, low-cost deal to prove his worth. At 28 years old, he could be worth the risk.