Report: Cowboys likely to use second-round tender on Blake Jarwin

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If the Cowboys choose not to re-sign Jason Witten, which seems a possibility, it will be more about Blake Jarwin than about Witten.

The Cowboys love Jarwin and need to get him more playing time than he had last season. He played only 39 percent of the offensive snaps, while Witten was on the field for 75 percent of the plays.

Dallas doesn’t want to lose Jarwin.

The Cowboys likely use the second-round tender on the restricted free agent, costing them around $3.3 million, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. The team, though, has talked with Jarwin’s agent, Kelli Masters, about a long-term deal for the 25-year-old.

If Witten returns, it likely would come in a different role, owner Jerry Jones conceded last week.

The Cowboys also will tender backup quarterback Cooper Rush, costing about $2.1 million, per Archer.

Jarwin and Rush were undrafted free agents in 2017.

5 responses to “Report: Cowboys likely to use second-round tender on Blake Jarwin

  1. Witten was only brought back last year because Jerry was nostalgic and Witten needed a face saving way out of broadcasting.

  2. Hope Prescott doesn’t get hurt. Cooper Rush isn’t winning any games in the NFL. Unl

  3. Ok on Jarwin. Not OK on Jeff Heath, or Cooper Rush. Those are “Garrett Guys”. We need “McCarthy Guys”.

  4. They can’t sign everybody. If Jerruh is adament at signing Dak it’s going to cost him a bundle. Same with Cooper. Then if they sign this guy they’ll be lucky to pay everyone else the league minimum and still be under the cap.

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