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Witten Welcomes Escobar

Jason Witten is excited about what second rounder Gavin Escobar can bring to Dallas



    Kind of amazingly, the Dallas Cowboys have selected six tight ends in the NFL Draft since 2003, when they took a kid out of the University of Tennessee named Jason Witten. Witten is now a possible Hall of Famer, but the Cowboys’ penchant for picking up tight ends in the draft hasn’t slowed much.

    They’ve now selected two in as many years, the latest being second round pick Gavin Escobar. Witten, for one, is excited about this addition.

    “It sounds like they were really high on him and think he can be a good player,” Witten said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I’ll do everything I can to help him with that process to allow us to be more successful and give us a chance to win. Ultimately, that’s all I care about…There’s no ego there for me. It’s all about winning and that’s a part of being a leader and a captain, to help other guys play at a high level. There’s no hard feelings from that standpoint.”

    Witten will enter his 11th season in 2013. James Hanna, who finished last season as the No. 2 tight end, will be entering his second.

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