Losing Tight End Blake Jarwin for the season is no doubt a heavy blow to the Dallas Cowboys offense. For the first time in about two decades there’s now a glaring hole at the TE position and unfortunately there’s no clear-cut answer to fixing the problem. For now, the best the Cowboys can do is plug it for the year and hope Jarwin can rebound next season.
As things stand right now, it looks as if Dalton Schultz and Blake Bell will be the plugs the Dallas Cowboys use now that Blake Jarwin is out of the picture. Neither really has much starting experience or production in the NFL, which is concerning to say the least. They will probably be given every opportunity to prove themselves, but they may be on a short leash.
If I’m being completely honest, I don’t have a whole lot of faith in either Dalton Schultz or Blake Bell. I think both of them are a pretty big downgrade in both talent and athleticism from Blake Jarwin. Because of that, I wouldn’t be completely surprised if the Cowboys turned to someone else currently on the roster.
Enter Noah Brown.
To the shock and awe of many I’m sure, I really believe Noah Brown is probably better suited to replace Blake Jarwin than anyone else the Dallas Cowboys currently have on the roster. Yes I know Brown is a receiver and doesn’t have the prototypical TE build, but from a skill set standpoint he checks a lot of the boxes.
At 6’2″, 225 pounds, Noah Brown has the size to play an H-back type of role with the Dallas Cowboys. Being a little light in the seat may prevent him from being an effective in-line blocker, but that wasn’t Blake Jarwin’s strength either. In an H-back role though, No. 85 can become a mismatch kind of player in my opinion.
For comparison standpoint, think former Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker, who is currently available on the open market. Noah Brown and Walker are roughly the same size, however, the latter is approximately 20 pounds heavier. Regardless though, that’s the kind of weapon I envision when I think of Brown as an H-back.
Now, I fully understand this is purely speculation on my part, but I do believe it’s something the Dallas Cowboys should at least consider. After all, Noah Brown supposedly had a pretty strong training camp and was kept around for a reason. Maybe it took losing Blake Jarwin for the season for the Cowboys to realize what that reason was.