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Gavin Escobar Coming Along as a Blocker

Escobar has spent this offseason working to turn a weakness into a strength

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    Tight end Gavin Escobar’s pass-catching prowess has never been in question.

    Dallas selected Escobar out of San Diego State with the knowledge that he was a big, ultra-athletic and sure-handed receiver, as well as the knowledge that his blocking game would need some work. A year later, starter Jason Witten says Escobar has grown a lot, and is now capable of doing both quite well.

    “We know he can run the seams and can do some things in the passing game, but we need him to be solid in there [on the line],” Witten said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He’s worked hard. To see that package grow for him and being out on the field is going to be a lot better because he can now do both.”

    For Escobar, a large part of his growth has come as a result of experience.

    “I feel a lot better than last year,” Escobar said this week. “It’s great not being a rookie, you got a feel for the offense. It’s just more enjoyable to be out there, where as last year, everything’s new.”

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