More

    Dallas Cowboys: A New Role For Geoff Swaim?

    Like all the other teams that make up the NFL, the use the to analyze their current players in hopes of putting together the best 53 man roster possible for the upcoming season.

    It has already been rumored that the Cowboys plan to use a couple of the current players on the roster at a different position in order to find a bigger role for them or determine their fate to make the final cuts.

    (6'0″, 232) is moving from the defensive side of the ball to , and trying to make the conversion from to fullback. (6'3″, 226) is also being looked at as a fullback after joining the team as a tailback in 2015 after initially being cut by the .

    Actually, I wrote an article not too long ago on this topic about the Cowboys exploring all options at the fullback position, but I think there might just be another option that I didn't even consider until now.

    At the time I heard a lot of people mentioned that the Cowboys should just use a tight end  to play the fullback position, but the name that was tossed around was . Although not a terrible idea, Hanna has proven himself to be valuable as an in-line blocker and is one of the reasons why the has been so successful. So, I didn't like the idea.

    There is however another tight end on the roster that I think might possibly be the answer to addressing the fullback position.

    Geoff Swaim isn't a household name by any means and it wouldn't surprise me at all if the majority of you have never even heard of him before.Cowboys Headlines - Dallas Cowboys: A New Role For Goeff Swaim?

     

     

     

     

     

    - Advertisement -

     

     

    It may have slipped your mind that the Cowboys decided to back into the 2015 NFL  Draft after initially using all of their draft picks. They did this in order to make sure they secured the rights to Swaim, who at the time was considering as an with the .

    The trade consisted of the Cowboys giving up a 2016 draft pick in order to move back into the draft and select the former University of Texas tight end at 246th overall.

    The former Longhorn didn't put up eye popping numbers during his two years at UT. He only had a total of 13 receptions for 84 yards and one touchdown, but the fact that he was mostly used as a blocking tight end must've caught the Cowboys eye.

    Swaim did enough in the off-season last year to earn a roster spot and force the Cowboys into carrying four tight ends in 2015.

    Swaim was inactive for the first 12 games, but was able to get some playing experience in the last four games of the season, especially after 's . He ended the year with one reception for 0 yards.

    So, if you haven't figured it out already, I think it would be a good idea on the Cowboys part to see what Swaim can do as a fullback.

    Swaim already has some experience being a lead blocker, having done it a little while he was in college at the University of Texas.

    The  at UT used him as an in-line blocker and also lined him up in the backfield as a lead blocker for the tailback. He would be bigger than a traditional fullback (6'4″, 260), but we have seen the Cowboys use tight ends in this way before.

    Honestly, I like the idea of using Swaim as a fullback. The Cowboys will probably already have him active as a third tight end on game day because we still don't know when Escobar will be able to return from his Achilles injury.

    I think the real reason the Cowboys are looking for more versatility out of the fullback position is because the last few seasons didn't contribute much in other areas, such as . In fact, he only played 13% of the offensive snaps (133), and only played 79 snaps on special teams, so you can understand why the organization is looking for someone who can contribute more.

    If Swaim can play on the majority of the special-teams units, tight end, and fullback, then the Cowboys could possibly go little thin at certain positions or decide to go little bit heavier at a different position. It really frees up exactly what they can do with the final 53 man roster.

    At this point in the off-season though, there really is no way of telling exactly what's on the Cowboys mind and who might be battling one another for a specific position.

    I do however believe it would be a good idea to throw Geoff Swaim's name in the hat to compete for the starting position at fullback along with Keith and Rod Smith. I would let the three of them battle it out until the best man wins.

    All in all, it will be really interesting to see what the Cowboys decide to do for a fullback for the upcoming

    What do you think? Do you think Geoff Swaim should get a shot at showing his versatility and play a new role for the Cowboys in 2016?

    spot_imgspot_imgspot_img
    Brian Martin
    Brian Martin
    Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

    Latest

    Hat-Trick: DeMarcus Lawrence 3 Sack Night Against Giants Ties Career High

    Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence notched three sacks against...

    CeeDee Lamb Now Living Up To The WR1 and #88 Status

    There have been many question marks surrounding the Cowboys'...

    Analyzing Dallas Cowboys’ Play Through 3 Weeks

    The Dallas Cowboys’ playoff hopes appeared to be on...

    Cooper Rush and His Ability To Win

    Wow, what an amazing performance by Quarterback Cooper Rush...

    Newsletter

    Daily Cowboys News in Your Inbox
    Name:*
    Your email address:*
    Please enter all required fields Click to hide
    Correct invalid entries Click to hide

    Don't miss

    Hat-Trick: DeMarcus Lawrence 3 Sack Night Against Giants Ties Career High

    Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence notched three sacks against...

    CeeDee Lamb Now Living Up To The WR1 and #88 Status

    There have been many question marks surrounding the Cowboys'...

    Analyzing Dallas Cowboys’ Play Through 3 Weeks

    The Dallas Cowboys’ playoff hopes appeared to be on...

    Cooper Rush and His Ability To Win

    Wow, what an amazing performance by Quarterback Cooper Rush...

    Cowboys Rushing Attack Finds Their Mojo in Victory Over the Giants

    The Cowboys went on the road Monday night and...

    Cowboys Waive K Lirim Hajrullahu, Make 4 Other Moves to Meet Roster Limit

    The Dallas Cowboys have made five moves to satisfy today's mandatory cutdown to 80 players. The most significant was waiving Kicker Lirim Hajrullahu, leaving...

    2022 Cowboys Season Preview: Week 15 at Jacksonville Jaguars

    The Dallas Cowboys will take on another AFC opponent when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 15. The last time the Cowboys faced the...

    2022 Cowboys Season Preview: Week 14 vs Texans

    Week 14 will see the Dallas Cowboys take on the in-state foe Houston Texans in Arlington for the battle for the Governor’s Cup. The Cowboys...

    Fatal error: Uncaught Exception: String could not be parsed as XML in /home/587139.cloudwaysapps.com/uuzwbgzkvy/public_html/wp-content/plugins/breeze/inc/cache/execute-cache.php:305 Stack trace: #0 /home/587139.cloudwaysapps.com/uuzwbgzkvy/public_html/wp-content/plugins/breeze/inc/cache/execute-cache.php(305): SimpleXMLElement->__construct() #1 [internal function]: Breeze_Cache_Init\breeze_cache() #2 /home/587139.cloudwaysapps.com/uuzwbgzkvy/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php(5275): ob_end_flush() #3 /home/587139.cloudwaysapps.com/uuzwbgzkvy/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(307): wp_ob_end_flush_all() #4 /home/587139.cloudwaysapps.com/uuzwbgzkvy/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php(331): WP_Hook->apply_filters() #5 /home/587139.cloudwaysapps.com/uuzwbgzkvy/public_html/wp-includes/plugin.php(476): WP_Hook->do_action() #6 /home/587139.cloudwaysapps.com/uuzwbgzkvy/public_html/wp-includes/load.php(1102): do_action() #7 [internal function]: shutdown_action_hook() #8 {main} thrown in /home/587139.cloudwaysapps.com/uuzwbgzkvy/public_html/wp-content/plugins/breeze/inc/cache/execute-cache.php on line 305