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    Cowboys FA: Why Tyler Eifert Wouldn’t Be That Much of a Risk

    One of the most intriguing positions the must upgrade is tight end. It's clear and didn't produce as much as would've wanted in 2018, but it doesn't necessarily mean it was only because of their performance. However it may be, the team is still looking for the next and although they're not likely to find one, I'd take a look at the available.

    Last week I wrote about why I believe tight end is a position that should be addressed in rather than in the . The reason why is that to really upgrade the position, they probably would have to draft a tight end in the . A late pick or a later one will probably not be enough to considerably improve a room that counts with  Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz. This duo improved as the season went on in 2018 and with a new in , it should see more production than in 's .

    A few interesting tight ends will be available in free agency but I'm looking right at the former TE of the , Tyler Eifert. I know, I know. Eifert has quite a with injuries. He's dealt with elbow, knee and back injuries throughout his career and is a high risk player. He's missed 34 games in the last three years. Ouch…  But the truth is, he's also a high reward player.

    When he's healthy, he's an incredible athlete. In 2015 he caught 52 passes for 615 yards and 13 touchdowns. His career average yards per reception is 12.1. He hasn't averaged less than 10 in any of his seasons.

    The Dallas Cowboys brought in a premium in and watched the benefits unfold on the football field week after week. Bringing a reliable target at tight end could drastically help improve in his fourth year in the league.

    The main concern around Tyler Eifert is his health and availability. That's why he's considered a risky . So let's assume the worst for a second. Let's say Eifert does go down at some point of the season. The downside to that would be going back to Blake Jarwin and a second-year version of Dalton Schultz. Would that really be that bad?

    Scott Linehan's offenses didn't use tight ends as much. Let's see what they can do with Kellen Moore calling the shots. I'm convinced we'd see more from them. Jarwin flashed his potential when he caught 3 touchdowns and 119 yards in versus the . Besides that game, Jarwin was targeted more than three times in only two games.

    Tyler Eifert is worth the risk. He shouldn't be an expensive free agent given his history even though he's only 28 years old and could have a lot left in the tank. Best case scenario, he doesn't get injured and plays like a legit NFL starting TE and takes the Cowboys' to the next level. I'm here for it. Considering the difference between best case scenario and the worst, I'd take the risk.

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    Mauricio Rodriguez
    Mauricio Rodriguezhttps://www.facebook.com/PrimeroCowboys/
    I love to write, I love football and I love the Dallas Cowboys. I've been rooting for America's team all the way from Mexico ever since I can remember. If you want to talk football, I'm in... You'll find me at @MauNFL.

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