The reason why Blake Jarwin will be the best surprise for the Cowboys
Every team has a player that makes a huge surprise during the season.
For the Cowboys, the team needs that to be tight end Blake Jarwin.
Fans that watch the Dallas Cowboys know all about Jarwin. For the time being, Jarwin is kept out of the conversation when the team’s receivers are discussed. Part of that was because the team had future Hall of Famer Jason Witten on the team.
Now that Witten is with the Raiders, it’s time for Jarwin to emerge as the team’s best tight end. When you watch him on film, Jarwin has the ability to play like an elite receiver. He has just never had the opportunity to consistently do that.
Over the past two years, he caught 58 passes for 672 yards and three touchdowns. When the ball is thrown his way, he catches the ball 75.3% of the time for 11.6 yards per reception. Those are pretty solid numbers for a player that has been a backup for most of his career.
Jarwin has agreed to a three-year extension with the franchise. The deal is reportedly worth $9.25 million guaranteed and up to $24.25 million.
After extended, former quarterback’s coach Jon Kitna compared Jarwin to two of the best tight ends in the NFL.
“Truly, with him, the sky’s the limit,” via The Athletic’s Saad Yousuf. “I look at him in the same category — I don’t think he’s there yet, but I think he has a chance to be — Zach Ertz and Travis Kelce.”
Expectations will need to drop just a tad for Jarwin as he enters the season as a starter for the first time. However, the team has Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, both who finished with over 1,000 yards receiving, and CeeDee Lamb, who is considered one of the best young prospects in the game.
When teams have that kind of weapons, teams narrow in on those stars and leave someone on the field open.
This is Jarwin’s time.