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Gavin Escobar | Tight End | #89

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 260
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (47) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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The Cowboys' official website believes there's "little chance" of the team re-signing free agent Gavin Escobar.
The No. 47 overall pick of the 2013 draft, Escobar has never caught more than nine passes in a season. He tallied four receptions in 2016. Cowboys media scout Bryan Broaddus believes Escobar never developed the necessary bulk to become a regular contributor. Now 26, Escobar has the hands and size to be a red-zone presence, but that remains purely theoretical. Feb 9 - 3:28 PM

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Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles) avoided active/PUP to begin camp.

It confirms his recovery is ahead of schedule, although he will be eased into practices. Escobar is Dallas' No. 3 TE behind Jason Witten and James Hanna.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 12:07:00 PM

Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles) is expected to open training camp on the PUP list.

He’s also in danger of starting the year on reserve/PUP. Escobar will back up Jason Witten and James Hanna when healthy.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 05:17:00 PM

According to's Bryan Broaddus, TE Gavin Escobar has made "great strides" in his recovery from last year's Achilles' tear.

Broaddus says Escobar is "further along than I thought" he'd be at this stage of his recovery. A 2013 second-round pick out of San Diego State, Escobar has just 26 receptions through three NFL seasons. If healthy, Escobar will open the season as Dallas' third tight end behind Jason Witten and James Hanna.
Wed, Jul 6, 2016 08:46:00 PM

Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (Achilles) is questionable for the start of the season.

Escobar is four months into his rehab after going down in Week 15. He'll miss all of OTAs and doesn’t have a set return timetable. Escobar is a candidate to open 2016 on reserve/PUP.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 07:12:00 PM

Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar tore his right Achilles' tendon in Saturday night's Week 15 loss to the Jets and is done for the year.

As the injury occurred so late in the season, Escobar will be a candidate to begin 2016 on the Cowboys' PUP list. The 47th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Escobar managed just eight receptions as a third-year pro behind Jason Witten. The Cowboys can't be satisfied with Escobar as their tight end of the future.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 11:57:00 PM

Gavin Escobar caught 2-of-3 targets for 16 yards in Dallas' Week 2 win over the Eagles.

Escobar let himself get tackled at the one-yard line on his first catch, and then lost a soft fumble on the second. All the while, his "bigger role" continued to be an illusion. There's still not enough evidence to suggest Escobar is ready to be a TE2.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 08:46:00 PM

ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer speculated TE Gavin Escobar could see a bigger red-zone role with Dez Bryant (foot) sidelined.

The Cowboys' official site had the same thought earlier this week. Seven of Escobar's 20 career receptions have gone for touchdowns including three scores inside 10-yard line. Escobar is unlikely to become a primary target in the passing game, but he could become a touchdown-or-bust fantasy option in deep leagues.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 11:19:00 AM

The Cowboys' official site speculates Gavin Escobar could be given a bigger role in the passing game with Dez Bryant (broken foot) sidelined.

Escobar caught both his targets for eight yards and a touchdown against the Giants on Sunday night. Seven of Escobar's 20 career receptions have gone for touchdowns, and he certainly could be a factor in the red zone with Bryant out. Expecting him to get consistent targets is a stretch, however, and he is not worth adding in any leagues.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Gavin Escobar caught 1-of-3 targets for five yards in Saturday's preseason game.

Escobar is perennially rumored for a bigger role behind Jason Witten, but finishes the summer with only eight catches for 68 yards. Of course, that's almost halfway to his regular season career total of 18. In theory, Escobar has playmaking upside, but there's little reason to believe he'll be a legitimate TE2 this season.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 10:02:00 PM

Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar (concussion) returned to practice on Friday.

He only missed a few days. The 47th pick in the 2013 NFL draft, Escobar has just 18 receptions through two seasons, though he did grab five balls for 47 yards in Dallas' preseason opener. He'll keep backing up Jason Witten.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 01:49:00 PM

Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar has been diagnosed with a concussion.

It's a bummer for a player coming off a nice preseason opener. Escobar could be in for a bigger role behind an aging Jason Witten this season, but he's not a realistic TE2 for September.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 03:32:00 PM

Third-year TE Gavin Escobar led the Cowboys with five catches for 47 yards in Thursday’s preseason loss to the Chargers.

Escobar was targeted a game-high seven times with a long of 21 yards. He played most of the game while starter Jason Witten sat out for precautionary reasons. Escobar has only made 18 catches in his two seasons, though Witten’s age and the Cowboys’ increased reliance on the passing game could lead to more involvement for him in 2015.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 01:04:00 AM

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.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 03:53:00 PM

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

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