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In A Lost Season, Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz Has Emerged

In what has been a disastrous , finding bright spots among these can be somewhat challenging. But is worthy of praise.

Heading into the season it was who garnered all the tight end hype for Dallas. He was a fantasy sleeper darling, showcasing his ability for the big play with in limited opportunities over the last two seasons.

Unfortunately, Jarwin was lost for the season during the team's week one loss to the Rams, putting Schultz to the top of the unexpectedly.

Admittedly I was worried about Dalton Schultz getting TE1 reps, and was hoping for more four receiver or two sets to limit the tight end snaps as whole. Instead, Schultz has filled in very nicely, and has become a bit of a fantasy option himself.

Schultz has tallied 383 yards and two touchdowns on 35 catches this season, ranking him fifth in total yards among all tight ends. He's also 6th among tight ends in receptions, is averaging 10.9 yards per catch, and 7 yards per target. Not bad at all for what is a fourth or fifth passing option in this Cowboys .

When Dak Prescott was healthy, Schultz put up a couple monster games, getting loose in the middle of the field and off play action while the worried about the plethora of weapons around him.

Should Dalton Schultz be the unquestioned TE1 heading into 2021? No, he should not. After all Blake Jarwin should be back and ready to go. But what the team has learned during this rough season is that Schultz is good enough to work in two tight end sets, and to give Blake Jarwin breathers when needed.

All of a sudden, this Cowboys tight end room looks a lot better than it did back in the Summer.

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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