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Height/Weight: 6-6/260 | Birthdate: 2/3/1991 | Birthplace: New York, NY, USA | Team: Dallas | College: San Diego State | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 2/0
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Three Cowboys add four catches combined to Sunday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) 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
(10/28/2014) 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
(10/20/2014) 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
(10/19/2014) 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
(10/12/2014) 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.

Key Cowboys cleared for SNF


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Several key Cowboys who were on the injury report are active for Sunday Night Football against the Saints. They include linebacker Rolando McClain (groin), defensive tackle Henry Melton (hamstring), linebacker Justin Durant (groin), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee).

Top offensive players probable for Cowboys on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Quarterback Tony Romo (back) and stud wideout Dez Bryant (shoulder) lead a contingent of Cowboys deemed probable for the Week 4 game against New Orleans. Also receiving that designation are linebacker Justin Durant and tight end Gavin Escobar (knee).

The questionables on the list are defensive tackles Terrell McClain (concussion), Henry Melton (hamstring) and Davon Coleman (knee), defensive end Anthony Spencer (knee) and linebacker Rolando McClain (groin).


Cowboys announce Week 3 inactives vs. Rams


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) The Cowboys have made the following players inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Rams: linebackers Justin Durant (groin) and LB Rolando McClain (groin), defensive linemen Anthony Spencer (knee) and DT Davon Coleman (knee), quarterback Dustin Vaughan, cornerback Tyler Patmon and offensive lineman Donald Hawkins.

McClain was doubtful to play in Week 3 with his injury, while Durant, Spencer and Coleman had already been ruled out. Wide receiver Dez Bryant (shoulder), running back Joseph Randle (concussion), tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) and defensive end Lavar Edwards (knee) are active after being listed as questionable. Quarterback Tony Romo (back), guard Zack Martin (foot), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder) and defensive tackle Ken Bishop (illness) are all active after being listed as probable.


Gavin Escobar, Joseph Randle questionable for Week 3


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Cowboys running back Joseph Randle (concussion) and tight end Gavin Escobar (knee) are both questionable for Week 3 against the Rams, after they were limited in Friday's final practice session. 

Gavin Escobar wants more snaps


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar was targeted once without a catch Week 1. He played nine offensive snaps. "Obviously, I want to be out on the field more," Escobar told the Dallas Morning News.

Tight end James Hanna played 15 snaps, a disheartening sign for those expecting Escobar to have a big role this season behind starter Jason Witten. Coach Jason Garrett said the team went to three-receiver sets because of the big deficit to the 49ers, and that Escobar will play more as the season progresses.


Cowboys list 13 inactive Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) The Cowboys have 13 players out of uniform for Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins, including some who have been battling injuries through the preseason.

Defensive backs Morris Claiborne (shoulder), Jeff Heath, Johnny Thomas, Matt Johnson and B.W. Webb; linebackers DeVonte Holloman (neck) and Orie Lemon; defensive linemen Henry Melton (groin), Terrell McClain (ankle), and Demarcus Lawrence; tight end Gavin Escobar (shoulder) and offensive lineman Darrion Weems are all inactive Saturday.  


Gavin Escobar suffers shoulder injury Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar suffered a shoulder injury while laying out for a 37-yard completion in the third quarter of Saturday's preseason game, ESPN.com reports.

Escobar will be evaluated on Sunday, though coach Jason Garrett doesn't think "the injury will be too, too serious," he said.

Escobar was the second-leading receiver for the Cowboys in Saturday's loss to the Ravens, catching three passes for 58 yards. He's looking to earn a bigger supplement of targets this season after catching nine balls for 134 yards and two touchdowns in 2013.


Back nagging TE Gavin Escobar


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/3/2014) Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar didn't practice Monday with a sore back. ESPN reports he sat out because of that, not because of a knee issue from last week's practice. 

Gavin Escobar picked as most improved Cowboy


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Tight end Gavin Escobar will be the most improved player on the Cowboys, according to ESPN.com's Todd Archer. Escobar might not improve his blocking much, but should play a lot more in 2014.

"I think the Cowboys will use him and play to his strengths more," Archer said. "He’ll attack the seams and be a red-zone threat on occasion."

The 6-6, 249-pounder caught nine passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie. Jason Witten will continue to dominate targets among Cowboys tight ends.


Cowboys concerned about hamstring injuries


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Twelve Cowboys suffered hamstring injuries of varying severity in 2013, reports ESPN.com. The list consisted of Miles Austin, Morris Claiborne, Sean Lee, Justin Durant, Dwayne Harris, Bruce Carter, Danny McCray, Barry Church, Dez Bryant, Lance Dunbar, Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams.

Coach Jason Garrett is looking at other teams' approaches to find a solution. He might cut back the time players spend on the field early in the offseason, the report said. 

“It is valuable to do the football stuff. We don’t feel like there’s a lot of football stuff right now,” Garrett told the website. “We want to be careful about how much we take away from that. But there’s a couple weeks prior to all that stuff starting. We’ve talked about tweaking the daily schedule and what we’re doing those first couple weeks as we start to lay the foundation for the offseason.”


Jason Witten not getting replaced by Gavin Escobar yet


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Cowboys coach Jason Garrett doesn't expect tight end Jason Witten to lose any playing time to second-year Gavin Escobar in 2014, reports ESPN.

"Witt's a great football player and has been for a long time, a Pro Bowler again last year," Garrett said. "In my opinion, our opinion, the best tight end in football and has been for decades. Witt's certainly going to be a big part of what we do with our offensive football team. But that doesn't mean Gavin can't be more involved."

Witten had 73 catches for 851 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013. Escobar had just nine catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie.


Jerry Jones: Gavin Escobar wasn't used enough


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said rookie tight end Gavin Escobar, the 47th overall pick in the 2013 draft, wasn't used enough this season, reports the Dallas Morning News. Escobar caught nine passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns while playing just 206 snaps.

Cowboys get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2013) The Cowboys got several minor offensive contributions in their Week 17 loss to the Eagles. Rookie receiver Terrance Williams had a 39-yard catch on two targets, receiver Miles Austin caught two of three targets for 22 yards and tight end Gavin Escobar caught a 17-yard touchdown, his second this season.

Receiver Cole Beasley added a 7-yard reception on two targets.


Several pass-catchers contribute to effort for Cowboys


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Rookie wideout Terrance Williams was the best of the pass-catchers making small contributions Sunday for the Cowboys. He had four catches for for 46 yards while Miles Austin continued his disappointing season with two receptions for 35 yards.

Cole Beasley added three snags for 19 yards while tight end Gavin Escobar caught one for 15 yards.


Cowboys get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) Several Cowboys contributed offensively Week 14 at Chicago. Among them, tight end Gavin Escobar caught both his targets for 32 yards and wideout Miles Austin caught two of four targets for 19 yards. Tight end James Hanna had a 6-yard reception.

They'll play the Packers in Week 15.


Key Cowboys ready to face Bears


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2013) Several important Cowboys who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game in Chicago. They include linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring), the second-leading tackler, defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck), receiver Dwayne Harris (hamstring) and tight end Gavin Escobar (hamstring).

Lee missed the previous two games and he should help Dallas' beleaguered run defense.


Gavin Escobar ready for Week 14


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2013) Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar (hamstring) got through the week in practice, and is officially probable for Week 14 against the Bears Monday. 

Cowboys clear six injured players for Week 13


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2013) Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar (hamstring), defensive tackle Jason Hatcher (neck), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (ribs), defensive end George Selvie (shoulder), defensive end DeMarcus Ware (thigh) and safety J.J. Wilcox (knee) were all cleared to play Week 13 vs. Oakland. The only player that wasn't listed as probable was Escobar, who was considered questionable.

Gavin Escobar questionable Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2013) Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar is questionable Week 13 against the Raiders.

Escobar did not appear on the team's injury report until Wednesday. He's dealing with a hamstring injury. 


Cowboys get minor contributors on offense


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) The Cowboys received minor offensive contributions from a few role players Week 5 vs. Denver.

Tight end Gavin Escobar, wide receiver Dwayne Harris and tight James Hanna
each had one catch. Escobar finished with 25 yards, Harris had 13 yards and Hanna had 3 in a 51-48 defeat.

The Cowboys will host the Redskins on Sunday night in Week 6.