Sunday will be a kind of homecoming for Cowboys rookie tight end Gavin Escobar.
Escobar grew up near San Diego and attended San Diego State--who plays their home games at the Chargers’ home, Qualcomm Stadium--before being drafted in the second round of last April’s NFL Draft.
“My family’s going to be able to come to the game. A lot of my family, actually,” Escobar said, per ESPN Dallas. “It’s going to be quite a few tickets. But I’m used to playing in that stadium, so it’ll be nice.”
Escobar will be going home with three career catches and 40 yards to his name. His last catch was a big one, though--he caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo in the victory over the Rams last week. He dropped that ball in celebration, but recovered it thanks to a heads-up move by a member of the Dallas equipment staff.
“I was so excited I didn’t know what to do,” Escobar said of his first career score. “I’ve got to work on my celebration, that’s for sure.”
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