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Gavin Escobar | Tight End

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 260
College: San Diego State
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ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer doesn't expect an uptick in usage for third-year TE Gavin Escobar.
Jason Witten is an every-down tight end, while James Hanna is a better blocker and special teamer than Escobar. The 47th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Escobar has managed 18 catches through two NFL seasons, though six have resulted in touchdowns. The Cowboys will likely predominately be a three-wide receiver team this season, rather than going heavy on two-tight end packages. Jul 19 - 3:53 PM
Source: ESPN Dallas

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Gavin Escobar caught a six-yard touchdown in Dallas' Week 14 win over the Bears.

Escobar's touchdown was his lone target of the game. The score came even though Escobar was held before the catch. Escobar has impressive physical tools, but won't make a re-draft impact before 2015.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 12:27:00 AM

Gavin Escobar wasn't targeted in the Cowboys' Week 8 loss to the Redskins.

We're not sure Escobar even played a snap. We saw James Hanna on the field a couple times. Escobar has seen very limited playing time this season, but blew up for 65 yards and two touchdowns on three targets in Week 7. He's not a fantasy option.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 01:00:00 AM

Gavin Escobar caught three passes for 65 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Giants.

All Escobar does is catch touchdowns. He now has three this season despite only having seven catches. Escobar flashed his intriguing seam-stretching talent on a 26-yard score in the third quarter Sunday, but he's not going to be a realistic fantasy option while Jason Witten is around.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 08:25:00 PM

Gavin Escobar caught one pass for a 2-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 6 win at Seattle.

It's Escobar's first touchdown of the season. Even with Jason Witten struggling mightily, there's obviously no changing of the guard here. Escobar has a 4-20-1 line on the season.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 08:32:00 PM

Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Escobar practiced on a limited basis throughout the week and is expected to be available for Sunday's matchup with the Rams. He has just one catch on two targets through two games.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 08:04:00 PM

Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar has been limited with a knee injury in this week's practices.

It appears he'll suit up for Week 3, however. Escobar was supposed to be a bigger part of the Cowboys' offense this season, but has just one catch on two targets. He's off the re-draft radar.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 06:21:00 PM

Gavin Escobar secured his lone target for a five-yard catch in Dallas' Week 2 win over the Titans.

Escobar was supposedly ticketed for a bigger role this season, but has drawn only two targets through two games. He's not on the re-draft radar.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 06:16:00 PM

Gavin Escobar was held without a catch on one target in Dallas' Week 1 loss to the 49ers.

The Cowboys have made noise about wanting to make Escobar a bigger part of the offense this season, but it wasn't evident on Sunday. Whatever Escobar's theoretical upside is, it's not enough to put him on the radar in re-draft leagues.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 08:26:00 PM

Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (shoulder) will not play in the Cowboys' third preseason game.

Escobar was injured last week against the Ravens. He practiced some this week, and would have likely played had it been a regular season game. He should be good to go by Week 1. James Hanna will get more first-team work with Escobar on the sidelines.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 07:08:00 PM

The Cowboys have been splitting second-year TE Gavin Escobar out wide in training camp practices.

It's part of the Cowboys' ongoing efforts to get Escobar more involved after he played just 207 snaps as a rookie. The 6-foot-6 Escobar has also added five pounds, bulking up from to 249 to 254. There are a lot of mouths to feed in Dallas' passing attack, but Escobar is worth keeping an eye on as an upside TE2.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 05:16:00 PM

ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer believes Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar will see an expanded role this season.

Archer is the latest in a long line predicting a bigger role for Escobar. At 6'6/249, Escobar is a big target with athleticism to makes plays downfield, as evidenced by his head-over-heels flip into the endzone during Week 17 last season. On a team short of established pass-catching talent beyond Dez Bryant and Jason Witten, 23-year-old Escobar has the opportunity to carve out a decent role. He is a TE2 with upside for a lot more.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 12:43:00 PM

The Cowboys' official site suggests Gavin Escobar has had his role expanded during OTAs.

Escobar played only 207 snaps as a second-round rookie due to deficiencies as a blocker. But with pass-happy Scott Linehan in town, the need for Escobar's skill set has grown as there's little pass-catching talent in Dallas behind Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Jason Witten. Escobar isn't going to steal snaps from Witten, but he should get on the field in some "12" packages as a fantasy TE3 with upside for more. He could be start-able if Witten went down.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 09:35:00 AM

Jason Witten said second-year TE Gavin Escobar's blocking has noticeably improved.

Escobar made it a point to get stronger over winter, and he should be much better at the point of attack. We already knew Escobar had outstanding hands as a pass catcher. He just couldn't get on the field as a rookie because he couldn't block. Tight ends in today's NFL don't have to be stud blockers; they simply need to be willing ones. Escobar is the clear-cut No. 2 tight end in Dallas.
Tue, May 20, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Cowboys "OC" Scott Linehan is "really excited to see" what second-year TE Gavin Escobar can do in 2014.

"The Escobar kid is a guy that’s kind of somewhat untapped at this point," Linehan said. "It’s not because he doesn’t have the ability to do it. We really liked him [in Detroit] last year coming out in the draft." Linehan is going to spread the Cowboys out and pass it a ton, which will give Escobar more opportunities to catch the ball. He played just 206 snaps as a rookie and should have no problem doubling that in 2014. Escobar is best in the slot and off the line.
Tue, May 13, 2014 01:49:00 PM

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