|Week 17 (@WAS) - Average||1.0||4.0||0.5||0||0||0||3|
|Week 17 (@WAS) - Dave Richard||2||8||1||0||0||0||6|
|Week 17 (@WAS) - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014 Season - Average||18.0||239.5||2.0||0||0||0||27|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||14||191||1||0||0||0||17|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||22||288||3||0||0||0||39|
|Current Player Ranking: 53|
|Red Zone Stats|
|01/10/2015||Luke McCown, QB NO|
Drew Brees, QB NO
Bruce Ellington, WR SF
Chiefs , DST KC
Branden Oliver, RB SD
Robbie Gould, K CHI
Khiry Robinson, RB NO
Pierre Garcon, WR WAS
|Donte Moncrief, WR IND|
Tony Moeaki, TE SEA
Jimmy Garoppolo, QB NE
Panthers , DST CAR
Gavin Escobar, TE DAL
Justin Tucker, K BAL
Luke Willson, TE SEA
Tom Brady, QB NE
Rank Among Leaders
Three Cowboys add four catches combined to Sunday win
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(11/9/14) A trio of Cowboys receivers pitched in with minor contributions in a Week 10 victory over Jacksonville. Tight end Gavin Escobar caught one pass for 14 yards, wideout Cole Beasley snagged another for 11 yards and running back Lance Dunbar caught two for seven yards.
Also working his way into the score sheet was backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, who completed his only pass for eight yards.
Dallas is now on its bye week.
Jason Witten restores order
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/28/14) A mostly disappointing season for Cowboys tight end Jason Witten become all the more worrisome for Fantasy owners when backup tight end Gavin Escobar caught two touchdown passes against the Giants in Week 7.
But against the Redskins in Week 8, Witten was back in quarterback Tony Romo's sights, and Escobar was nowhere to be found. The second-year player didn't get a single target, playing only six snaps, while Witten got a season-high eight, playing all 65.
Witten also had a season-high 70 yards and scored his second touchdown this season. Granted, the touchdown came from backup quarterback Brandon Weeden, but Witten's other seven targets all came from Romo.
So were reports of Witten's demise greatly exaggerated? Well, 70 yards is still low for a season high, and the Cowboys are clearly looking to emphasize the running game this year. But if nothing else, you can trust Witten is still the tight end to own in Dallas, making him worth rostering in basically all Fantasy leagues.
Gavin Escobar a threat to Jason Witten?
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/20/14) Cowboys second-year tight end Gavin Escobar, who entered the day with just four catches all season, wasn't highly targeted Week 7 against the Giants, but he made the three targets he did get count, scoring two touchdowns, including one on an impressive 26-yard grab between two defenders in the third quarter.
In all, he had three catches for 65 yards -- numbers that would be easier to overlook if not for the two touchdowns and the fact that fellow tight end Jason Witten, to this point a mainstay in Fantasy, had only two catches for 27 yards. And it's not like he and quarterback Tony Romo were just failing to connect. Witten was targeted only twice the whole game.
Witten's production hasn't been up to his usual standards this season -- in seven games, he's averaging 3.3 catches for 38.0 yards -- but just based on their history together, you figured Romo would have a need for him sooner or later. Now with the emergence of Escobar, it's no longer so clear.
Escobar himself isn't worth adding except in deep leagues of 16 teams or more that don't have enough tight ends to go around. In those formats, he's the new Timothy Wright. But in leagues of 12 teams or fewer, Witten may be on the outs. He deserves a couple more weeks given his history, but keep an eye out for the next big thing at the position.
Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar scores twice Week 7
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/19/14) Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar hauled in two scores Week 7 against the Giants.
Escobar finished with just three catches, but made them count. In the first quarter, he hauled in a 15 yard strike from Tony Romo for his first score of the game. Escobar would strike again in the third quarter, this time from 26 yards out. Escobar finished with 65 yards, which was good for second on the team.
He'll look for more Week 8 against Washington.
Cowboys get offensive contributions in upset win
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(10/12/14) In their Week 6 win in Seattle, the Cowboys got contributions from several role players. No. 2 tight end Gavin Escobar hauled in a 2-yard touchdown catch on his two targets. Receiver Cole Beasley caught one of two targets for 11 yards, and fullback Tyler Clutts had a 1-yard reception.
|Gavin Escobar is the No. 2 tight end for the Cowboys this season behind Jason Witten. He did little in that role in 2013 as a rookie with nine catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns. The Cowboys will likely increase the playing time and targets (15 in 2013), but Witten remains the go-to tight end in Dallas. Escobar is worth a late-round pick in dynasty leagues, but he should not be drafted in seasonal formats.
(Updated 5/29/14) |