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Is Tight End The Cowboys Biggest “Red Flag” Heading Into 2020?

For over a decade, for the was one of the most steady positions in all of sports. was going to be there every Sunday, and he was going to be the same consistent player no matter what he was dealing with that particular week.

The previous few years, however, Dallas' tight end situation has gotten much more murky.

Of course, Witten retired to begin a short stint in the booth, later returning to the Cowboys in his advanced age. The franchise has also had issues finding a suitable replacement, though they really haven't tried to find one by most standards.

All of this leaves the Cowboys in a interesting spot at tight end. They have an loaded with talent: , , , , , …do I need to keep naming them? But none of this high-end talent is found at tight end. All of this leads Bleacher Report to (seemingly) reasonably discern that tight end is the Cowboys biggest “red flag” entering the .

But is this true?

Brent Sobleski argued that while there may be promise around , the Cowboys don't have a tight end they can hang their hat on right now. And he's not totally wrong. The tight end room is full of a lot of unproven assets with now, but if their biggest chip hits, Dallas will reap a multitude of benefits this season.

Dak Prescott leaned on Witten to work the middle of the field and provide a reliable target. The Cowboys don't have that player on the roster right now.”

Gone are the days of “security blanket” Jason Witten. But here are the days of the potentially big play making Blake Jarwin. Jarwin has seen limited time during his young career, but he's clearly built a rapport with quarterback Dak Prescott.

Jarwin is the athletic seam threat the Cowboys really haven't had at tight end since…well who knows when. He could be a totally different type of weapon than the Cowboys have had at the position in quite a while.

And could be just the final weapon an already loaded Cowboys offense needs.

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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