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Witten: Fewer Targets No Big Deal

Second round selection Gavin Escobar could cut into Jason Witten's targets in 2013

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    Struck by his athleticism and pass catching abilities, the Dallas Cowboys spent a second round pick on San Diego State tight end Gavin Escobar in last month’s draft. This could mean fewer targets for veteran (and likely future Hall of Famer) Jason Witten, but Witten doesn’t mind so long as that means the offense is more dangerous as a whole.

    “I think I’m going to continue to do what I do and play the way I play,” Witten said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I do think you add weapons in there and if it takes your catches down a little bit, it doesn’t matter. I think it’s just adding the way you attack as an offense and the way we seem like we’re doing it as an offense will continue to make us better.”

    Escobar told reporters that he had been taking pointers from both Witten and quarterback Tony Romo during the team’s first week of OTAs.

    “He’s done a good job,” Witten said of the rookie. “He works hard. He’s a good kid. I think he’s just trying to learn. He’s bright-eyed and he wants to get better at it. There’s a lot to this position and he seems like he’s open to working at it.”

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