Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said this week that fans can anticipate seeing a lot more of tight end Gavin Escobar in 2014.
After being drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of San Diego State, Escobar had a quiet rookie season, with just nine catches, 134 yards and two touchdowns. But Jones wants to make clear that he was not disappointed with Escobar’s rookie season.
“No, disappointed in the number of chances that he got, the number of times that we gave him an opportunity, and we’re going to do something about that,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Going forward, he’ll have a lot more opportunity and he should have had a lot more opportunity last year. We looked back and said that this is something on our should-have-done list, having him more involved in the offense would have been one of them.
“He certainly didn’t in anyway take a step back, disappoint, relative to his skill level and what he can do as a real weapon for us. He actually showed some of the same things that a [Cole] Beasley does or some of the same things as even a [Lance] Dunbar but in a totally different way and those guys have those packages and they can come in there and really help your offense out. Escobar is very capable of that and we HAVE TO get him the ball more because he can make those big plays for us.”
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