• The Dallas Cowboys have ramped up their roster and increased their expectations in the coming season
  • Blake Jarwin recently signed a three-year $24.5 million extension
  • The main tight end position will most likely be filled by Jarwin 

The Dallas Cowboys are coming off an 8-8 record in their 2019 campaign. With the major changes they’ve made in the offseason, one big movement in their team includes Blake Jarwin’s bigger role.

While the Cowboys failed to qualify for the playoffs last year, the team now has more tools to improve their performance moving forward.

With all of the hype surrounding the Cowboys, one aspect of their team that should be looked out for is in their tight end position. As the team enters another season without Jason Witten, Dallas is looking into developing their younger players.

The team has benefited for several years with Witten writing an illustrious career on the field and it’s time for players such as Jarwin to shine. The former First-Team All-Big 12 entered the Cowboys in 2017 as an undrafted prospect. From there he has shown gradual improvement on his end.

With Jarwin’s consistency on the field, the product of the Oklahoma State Cowboys football program recently signed to a three-year extension worth $24.5 million. This deal gives Jarwin $9.25 million guaranteed and puts him as the team's main tight end.

This signing mixes well with the new talent that the Cowboys secured in the offseason. These include safety Ha’Sean Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, kicker Greg Zuerlein and defensive backs Daryl Worley and Maurice Canady. To top it all off, they were also able to sign Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to a deal.

The addition of Dalton gives Dak Prescott a backup quarterback who can run the offense but also understands his role to the team.

In addition to all of these, the Cowboys were able to develop their offense even further. The franchise’s performance in the NFL draft stood out, as they were able to get away with CeeDee Lamb. It came as a surprise that one of the most talented players of this year’s class slipped as far as the 17th pick.

The caliber of someone like Lamb is scouted to be elite and serves as additional weapons for the team. Coming out of the Oklahoma Sooners football program, Lamb is projected to become a star wide receiver.

The stronger lineup will hopefully give Jarwin and the rest of the tight ends an additional boost in the coming year. It has been a steady increase for Jarwin as he’s tallied 365 yards in the previous season.

It’ll be interesting to see how Jarwin transitions into the bigger role as the expectations for the Cowboys get higher and higher.

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The Dallas Cowboys congratulate Blake Jarwin #89 of the Dallas Cowboys on his touchdown in the third quarter of the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Sarah Stier/Getty Images