#DALvsSF: Preseason Opener A Chance For TE Dalton Schultz

    Replacing a legend is never easy, in fact it's usually impossible. But entering the it's exactly what the Cowboys need to do at the position.

    's has shined the light on a less-than exciting position group in Dallas, as the Cowboys attempt to use a plethora of unproven players to fill his giant shoes. During the 2018 , the Cowboys selected Stanford tight end , hoping that somewhere down the line he could help fill that hole.

    Due to both the talent in his position group at Stanford and their offensive scheme, Schultz didn't see much action through the air in college. He came into the draft known more as a blocking tight end, but reports around indicate that Schultz might possess the most complete skill set of any of the current Cowboys tight ends.

    Sean's Scout: TE Dalton Schultz Fits Cowboys Need as Willing Blocker
    TE Dalton Schultz

    This is, of course, yet to be seen, but Dalton Schultz will have his first opportunity to prove his worth Thursday night against the . Despite being slotted as the fourth and final tight end on the entering the night, Schultz should see plenty of action in the opener.

    is his main competition for the TE3 spot, and each of them will get a ton of second half action with quarterbacks , , and Dalton Sturm.

    Schultz will need to prove his worth not only as a run blocker, but also as a vertical passing threat. Gathers made his mark early on during the as a pass catcher, but if Schultz can prove to be more well-rounded player he will have a good chance to take his spot.

    will also play a big role in this . If you're going to dress 3-4 tight ends each Sunday, they'll need to provide value on kickoff or . Once again, Schultz should get some opportunities to prove that he can make these plays throughout the preseason, and that all begins tonight against the 49ers.

    Kevin Brady
    Kevin Brady
    Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.


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