Blake Jarwin

Blake Jarwin

Tight End #89
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 244 lb.
College:Oklahoma State
Born:July 16, 1994
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Blake Jarwin: Headed for timeshare

Jarwin is expected to share snaps with Jason Witten and Dalton Schultz in 2019, Clarence Hill of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Analysis: The soon-to-be 37-year-old Witten is coming out of retirement after one year, but he's reportedly ticketed for about 25 snaps per game rather than his accustomed every-down role. The Cowboys didn't get much from their tight ends last season, with the exception of Jarwin's startling 7-119-3 receiving line in a meaningless Week 17 win over the Giants. He otherwise had just 20 catches for 188 scoreless yards in 15 regular-season games, and he failed to carry his Week 17 momentum into the playoffs (32 yards in two appearances). The committee approach this upcoming season will make it difficult for any of the tight ends to establish fantasy value unless injuries thin the ranks.

April 2, 2019 11:36 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Late-season breakthrough

Jarwin finished the regular season with 27 catches on 36 targets for 307 yards and three touchdowns.

Analysis: He played in all 16 games, but it wasn't until Geoff Swaim broke his wrist that Jarwin got a chance to shine. His 119-yard, three-TD performance against the Giants in Week 17 obviously stands out, but Jarwin saw at least seven targets in three of the Cowboys' final four regular-season games as he earned Dak Prescott's trust at the sticks and down the seam. Swaim is a free agent in the offseason, but even if he returns to Dallas, Jarwin should be the favorite to take the top spot on the tight end depth chart heading into 2019.

January 19, 2019 8:01 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Available for divisional round

Jarwin (ankle) is active for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Rams, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: With a high-ankle sprain in tow, Jarwin was subject to a pregame workout, which included work on resistance cords, according to Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News. It went well enough for Jarwin to gain clearance to suit up, but his snap count may be tied to pain tolerance. If Jarwin's workload is diminished, Dalton Schultz and Rico Gathers are available to pick up the slack.

January 12, 2019 3:57 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Slated to suit up Saturday

Jarwin (ankle) is expected to be active Saturday versus the Rams, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.

Analysis: The Cowboys won't make it official until they post their inactive list 90 minutes before Saturday's 8:15 PM ET kickoff. However, Jarwin appears to have passed the requisite tests during his pregame workout.

January 12, 2019 3:28 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Aiming to be active Saturday

Jarwin (ankle) will participate in a pregame warmup with an expectation that he'll be active for Saturday's wild-card contest with the Rams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: After emerging from the Cowboys' wild-card win against the Seahawks with a high-ankle sprain, Jarwin was held out of every practice this week. Subsequently, his availability for the second round was up in the air, but he appears to have a better chance to suit up than Cole Beasley, who has the exact same injury. Jarwin's status will become known about 90 minutes before Saturday's 8:15 PM ET kickoff.

January 12, 2019 9:45 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Questionable for divisional round

Jarwin (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday's divisional-round contest against the Rams, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Like veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley, Jarwin is tending to a high-ankle sprain, which held both players out of practice all week. Helman is of the belief Jarwin will be a game-time decision, which likely means the tight end's availability won't be determined until approximately 90 minutes before Saturday's 8:15 PM ET kickoff.

January 10, 2019 1:48 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Dealing with high-ankle sprain

Jarwin has a high-ankle sprain, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. As a result, Jarwin missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday.

Analysis: With the extent of Jarwin's ankle injury clarified, it's no surprise the tight end hasn't stepped foot on the practice field this week. He also may be hard-pressed to play through the sprain Saturday against the Rams, something that could be confirmed as early as the release of the Cowboys' final divisional-round practice report Thursday. If Jarwin doesn't suit up this weekend, fellow tight ends Dalton Schultz and even Rico Gathers are poised to benefit.

January 9, 2019 2:32 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Held out of drills Tuesday

Jarwin (ankle) didn't practice Tuesday, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Jarwin has come on strong since taking over the largest share of snaps afforded to Cowboys tight ends, posting 26 catches (on 31 targets) for 280 yards and three TDs over the last seven games, including playoffs. Granted, most of that production came in a 7-119-3 performance against the Giants in Week 17, but an ankle injury now is threatening his standing. Practice reports Wednesday and Thursday could be enlightening for his potential workload in Saturday's wild-card game versus the Rams.

January 8, 2019 2:46 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Dealing with ankle injury

Jarwin isn't scheduled to participate in Tuesday's practice due to an apparent ankle injury, Calvin Watkins of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jarwin played 43 of the Cowboys' 75 offensive snaps in the team's 24-22 wild-card victory over Seattle this past weekend, finishing with three receptions for 15 yards on three targets. For the third straight contest, Jarwin played fewer snaps than fellow tight end Dalton Schultz (51), though it's unclear if the ankle issue played a factor in that. Regardless, it's believed that Jarwin's absence from practice is more maintenance purposes more than anything else, as there has been no news yet to suggest that the 24-year-old is in any major jeopardy of missing Saturday's divisional-round tilt with the Rams.

January 8, 2019 10:11 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Explodes for 119 and three scores

Jarwin caught seven of eight targets for 119 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 36-35 win over the Giants.

Analysis: It may seem as if Jarwin came out of nowhere, but he actually had back-to-back games with seven targets in Weeks 14 and 15, catching 11 passes for 101 yards in those contests. Sunday's explosion came without the benefit of an increase in snap share (51 percent) as the second-year pro landed between 39 and 62 percent for a sixth consecutive game. Jarwin has safely established himself as the Cowboys' top pass-catching tight end in the absence of Geoff Swaim (IR-wrist), but his timeshare role in a run-first offense means there's a distinct possibility he comes crashing back down to earth in a playoff game against Seattle on Saturday.

December 31, 2018 6:43 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Held to eight yards

Jarwin caught two of three targets for eight yards during Sunday's 27-20 win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Jarwin came into Sunday with back-to-back games with seven targets. He couldn't keep that going against a pretty weak Buccaneers pass defense as the Cowboys dinked and dunked their way to a win. Jarwin's value continues to depend heavily on the health of Geoff Swaim (wrist). If he gets the start in the finale, he'll have a chance to take advantage against a solid Giants pass defense against which Jarwin was held catchless in Week 2, albeit in a supporting role.

December 23, 2018 8:40 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Set to fill in for Swaim again

Jarwin is expected to act as the Cowboys' No. 1 tight end Sunday against the Buccaneers with Geoff Swaim (wrist) sidelined, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Swaim will miss his fifth game in a row, affording Jarwin another opportunity to build off his impressive showings over the past two weeks. Jarwin has drawn seven targets in back-to-back contests, hauling in 11 of those throws for 101 yards. If he can maintain that kind of volume Sunday, he'll make for a decent streaming option at tight end, albeit a low-upside one. Only one of Jarwin's 25 targets this season have come in the red zone, leaving him still in search of his first NFL touchdown.

December 21, 2018 1:14 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Leads team in receiving

Jarwin caught four of seven targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Jarwin tied for second on the team in targets and led the way in receiving yardage. He hadn't topped two catches or 25 yards in any game this season prior to last week, but he now has 11 catches for 101 yards combined over his last two outings. Jarwin will look to continue his recent success in a favorable matchup against the Buccaneers next Sunday.

December 16, 2018 4:22 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Comes up with career game

Jarwin caught all seven of his targets for 56 yards during Sunday's 29-23 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: The second-year tight end doubled his career reception total during Sunday's outing, a game in which Dak Prescott surpassed his previous career high in passing yards by a whopping 123. Dallas' offense runs through Ezekiel Elliott and, though Prescott has been very efficient as of late, it's probably unrealistic to expect another passing outburst Sunday against a Colts passing defense significantly tougher as compared to the Eagles.

December 11, 2018 10:02 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Hauls in two catches

Jarwin caught both of his targets for 15 yards during Monday's 28-14 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: With Geoff Swaim (knee) out, Jarwin was the only Dallas tight end to catch a pass. That says two things. One, Jarwin is the tight end to have in Dallas while Swaim is out. Two, with just 15 yards, that doesn't mean that you should have him. Jarwin is not fantasy relevant at this point, even Sunday against a weak Philadelphia pass defense surrendering 269 passing yard per game.

November 6, 2018 8:14 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Hauls in pass

Jarwin converted his lone target into a 16-yard gain during Sunday's 20-17 loss to Washington.

Analysis: The catch was just Jarwin's second of the season. The Oklahoma State product has now been targeted four times in the past three weeks after just two targets in the season's first four games. It's not a lot, but warrants keeping an eye on as starter Geoff Swaim deals with a knee sprain. If Swaim misses any time after the bye, it will be some combination of Jarwim, Rico Gathers, and Dalton Schultz taking on a top-10 Tennessee pass defense.

October 23, 2018 8:19 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Struggles in start

Jarwin started Saturday's game against the Bengals and caught two of five targets for 11 yards.

Analysis: The Cowboys opened in a two-TE formation with both Jarwin and Geoff Swaim on the field. Jarwin drew four of his targets from starting quarterback Dak Prescott, but it didn't add up to much of anything in terms of production. The Cowboys still seem likely to deploy a low-upside committee at tight end, with Dalton Schultz and Rico Gathers also in the mix for snaps. Gathers had the best performance Saturday, but he did his damage in the fourth quarter.

August 19, 2018 8:29 AM EST

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