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Blake Jarwin Eligible to Practice off IR, Cowboys Could Have TE For Playoffs

The roster has been getting healthier over the month of December, as they approach a playoff berth they officially clinched the day after Christmas. In their most recent loss to the Cardinals though, the looked dull for three quarters, and WR was lost for the season. This makes the potential return of TE that much more important, as the Cowboys activated him from IR ahead of their week 18 game in Philadelphia.

Jarwin's ACL tear caused him to miss all of the , opening the door for current starter to take all the reps at . Another hip landed Jarwin on IR this season, as he was preparing to split time with Schultz. Where Schultz has continued to progress as a receiver, his blocking ability has hurt the Cowboys in the run game. Chandler Jones got the best of Schultz for the Cardinals multiple times on Sunday.

Jarwin is also known as more of a receiver than blocker, but does give the Cowboys another look in both the run and pass game. Instead of signaling to an opposing that a run or quick pass is coming when or are added to the formation, Dallas can stay balanced with the threat of Jarwin on the field. Doing his best work in the middle of the field, the Cowboys have not consistently gotten the ball to or in this area.

Jarwin will be eligible to return against the Eagles, a game HC is expecting his starters to play in. While he may never fully reclaim his starting status as the primary Cowboys TE, if Blake Jarwin is healthy enough to play in a tune-up for the , it would be a great opportunity for to see what the fourth-year pro can do.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Ethan L Chazin

How is this WR type TE going to help the offense? Neither he nor Schultz can be relied on to block DEs, just look how Schultz was abused by Chandler Jones and Jones immediately impacted how the Cardinals D was able to dictate the line of scrimmage. If TEs can’t contain blocks on the edge we can’t effectively leverage Pollard’s speed.

Ruben Trevino

The more on Offense weapons to attack the Defense!! He will create more stress for the Defense to cover him!!

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