Second-year tight end Gavin Escobar is looking to build on a less than impressive rookie campaign, in which he posted a total of nine catches, 134 yards and two touchdowns. Those numbers might have been greater, but his playing time was limited due to his struggles with run-blocking.
Escobar says now that he devoted the offseason to becoming a better blocker, a more complete tight end--which he hopes (and the Cowboys hope) will lead to more playing time and better stats.
“I was drafted as a pass catcher, but obviously I have to be an all-around tight end,” Escobar said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “That’s what I’m striving to do.”
Experience will certainly help Escobar. With a season under his belt, Escobar described last year’s training camp and this year’s as “night and day.”
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