Blake Jarwin

Blake Jarwin

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

Blake Jarwin: Signs big extension

Jarwin is signing a three-year extension worth up to $24.5 million, including $9.25 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: This comes just two weeks after the Cowboys placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Jarwin, who likely will replace Jason Witten as the team's top pass-catching threat at tight end. The 25-year-old did well with his limited opportunities the past two seasons, producing 8.7 yards per target and finding the end zone on six of his 58 catches. Multiple reports suggest Witten isn't expected to re-sign with the Cowboys.

March 16, 2020 11:07 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Getting second-round tender

Jarwin is getting a second-round restricted free agent tender, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Jason Witten, on the other hand, is expected to leave the Cowboys. Witten was a 16-game starter in 2019 when he tied for third on the team with 83 targets, but he produced just 8.4 yards per catch and 6.4 per target, while Jarwin averaged 11.8 YPC and 8.9 YPT (from a 31-365-3 receiving line). With wide receivers Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb also at the end of their respective contracts, the Cowboys are facing a lot of uncertainty with their pass catchers. Jarwin could enter 2020 as the third or fourth option in the passing game, though it's also possible he faces competition for the top job at tight end.

March 3, 2020 7:10 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Modest numbers as No. 2 TE

Jarwin wrapped up 2019 with 31 catches on 41 targets for 365 yards and three touchdowns.

Analysis: Jason Witten's return to Dallas kept Jarwin from building on the upside he showed in 2018, but the tight end still posted career highs in catches and yards. Jarwin also kept his burgeoning reputation as a Giants-killer intact -- five of his six career TDs have come against the Cowboys' NFC East rivals, including scores in Week 1 and Week 9 this season. If Witten elects to re-retire, Jarwin could be headed for a 2020 breakout, but even if he remains in the No. 2 role behind the future Hall of Famer, his role in the passing game figures to grow given his big-play ability.

January 1, 2020 10:19 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Secures lone target

Jarwin caught his only target for 14 yards during Sunday's loss to Philadelphia.

Analysis: Jarwin played only 19 offensive snaps -- his second-lowest total of the season -- as the Cowboys struggled to score all game. The 25-year-old enters the final week of the regular season with 31 catches for 365 yards and three touchdowns.

December 24, 2019 8:11 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Two catches Sunday

Jarwin caught two of three targets for 40 yards in Sunday's win over the Rams.

Analysis: As has become common this season, Jason Witten saw more targets and catches than Jarwin but the younger tight end gained more yards despite a lower volume, although Witten was able to find the end zone Sunday. Jarwin's athleticism and big-play ability could make him a breakout star in 2020 if Witten retires again, but for now he'll have to be content with a secondary role in the Cowboys' offense.

December 16, 2019 7:28 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Productive in Week 14 loss

Jarwin hauled in six of seven targets for 50 yards in the Cowboys' 31-24 loss to the Bears on Thursday.

Analysis: Jarwin enjoyed a career-best night in what was the Cowboys' third straight loss, with his seven targets also serving as a season high. The third-year tight end now has a career-high 28 receptions for the campaign as well, and he's notched multiple grabs in five straight games, easily the most productive stretch of his three-year career. Jarwin will look to stay hot versus the Rams in a Week 15 matchup, a week from Sunday.

December 5, 2019 9:13 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Nabs two passes in loss

Jarwin caught two of three targets for nine yards during Thursday's 26-15 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: The Bills kept Jarwin in check Thursday as the tight end was held under 20 yards for the third consecutive game. Jarwin has some down-field ability, his six catches of 20 or more yards ranking fourth on the team despite being sixth in receptions. A series of tough opponents have stifled Jarwin's big-play ability, however, and things won't get much easier Thursday against Chicago, which as surrendered just 31 passes of 20 or more yards this season - sixth fewest in the league.

December 3, 2019 5:49 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Struggles in rain Sunday

Jarwin caught three of four targets for 17 yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: The Cowboys' entire offense had trouble moving the ball in the rain against a very stingy opponent, but Jarwin still out-produced Jason Witten on the afternoon. That's become a consistent pattern -- Witten has caught 16 of 25 targets for a meager 113 yards over the last four games, but Jarwin has turned only 11 targets into nine catches for 132 yards and a TD over that same stretch. As yet, the Cowboys don't seem inclined to tip the division of snaps and looks in the younger tight end's favor, but based on his performance, Jarwin has earned a bigger role.

November 25, 2019 12:24 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Flashes big-play potential Sunday

Jarwin caught both his targets for 38 yards in Sunday's win over the Lions.

Analysis: The third-year tight end turned a short pass from Dak Prescott into the 23-yard gain and a game-clinching first down inside the final two minutes of the fourth quarter. Jarwin remains a tertiary part of the Cowboys' passing game and the No. 2 tight end behind Jason Witten for now, but his athleticism and big-play potential gives him some stash appeal in dynasty leagues should Witten retire again -- of Jarwin's 17 catches this season, six have gone for 20 yards or more.

November 18, 2019 9:22 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Catches two passes in loss

Jarwin caught two of four targets for six total yards during Sunday's 24-22 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Jarwin was held under 10 yards for the second time in three games as the Cowboys continue to slide. Jarwin is far from the Cowboys' top target on a good day, but the fact is that Dallas hasn't had many good days lately. Dak Prescott's quarterback rating during the three-game losing streak is 82.7, down from 128.0 during the first three weeks of the season. Jarwin and the rest of Dallas' targets are going to have trouble making strides until the dimension of the offense changes. Fortunately, a struggling Eagles defense is on deck for Sunday.

October 15, 2019 9:31 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Sets up lone Dallas score

Jarwin caught all three of his targets for 49 total yards during Sunday's 12-10 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: The potent Dallas offense hit a road block Sunday, but Jarwin managed to deliver the team's longest play from scrimmage midway through the third quarter when, off play action, he slipped behind three defenders down the seam and set up an Ezekiel Elliott touchdown run with a 35-yard reception. That Sunday's three receptions and 49 yards both tied or set season highs is not great for Jarwin, who he plays behind veteran Jason Witten, but the third-year player may be due for a few more opportunities. Tied for a team-high three receptions of at least 20 years, Jarwin adds a different dimension than Witten that might be useful against a very stingy Packers pass defense in Week 5.

October 1, 2019 4:05 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Quiet again in win over Miami

Jarwin caught one of three targets for three yards in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Jason Witten only saw four targets in the game but did a lot more with them, hauling in three catches for 54 yards. Jarwin saw a nearly even split of offensive snaps with the veteran (35 to 37), but until he shows he's on the same page as Dak Prescott in his routes, Jarwin will be an afterthought even in deep fantasy formats.

September 23, 2019 8:15 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: One catch in Week 2 win

Jarwin caught his only target for 22 yards in Sunday's win over Washington.

Analysis: Jason Witten was the more active tight end for Dallas on the day, hauling in four passes including a TD, but the more athletic Jarwin nearly matched the veteran's yardage total with his lone grab. The duo will continue to split snaps and targets, but if Jarwin were to get an opportunity to handle a starting role, he could have some surprising fantasy value.

September 16, 2019 7:19 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Hits paydirt against Giants

Jarwin caught all three of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Analysis: After scoring three times in Week 17 last year against the Giants, Jarwin picked up right where he left off to begin 2019, catching the first of Dak Prescott's four TD passes in a 35-17 victory. Jarwin only saw 27 offensive snaps to Jason Witten's 45, but they each saw comparable targets -- a situation that will limit the fantasy ceiling of both tight ends, even in a passing offense that suddenly looks more explosive than ever.

September 9, 2019 6:07 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Returns from foot sprain

Jarwin (foot) returned to practice Monday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Jarwin was held out for the rest of the preseason after he suffered a foot sprain in the Cowboys' exhibition opener. He's expected to work in a rotation with Jason Witten and Dalton Schultz during Sunday's game against the Giants, though it isn't clear Schultz will be a significant part of the gameplan. In any case, it'll be hard for Witten or Jarwin to establish fantasy value while they're sharing snaps and targets.

September 2, 2019 9:57 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Still not practicing

Jarwin (foot) wasn't participating at Wednesday's practice, the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Jarwin appeared to sustain the foot sprain in the preseason opener against the 49ers and has yet to return to practice. The Cowboys are currently short on tight end depth, as Dalton Schultz (ankle) and Codey McElroy (neck) are also sidelined.

August 22, 2019 8:20 AM EST

Blake Jarwin: Nursing foot injury

Jarwin did not practice Monday due to a foot sprain, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Fellow tight end Dalton Schultz (ankle) was also held out of Monday's practice. Codey McElroy and Marcus Lucas will benefit from increased usage while Jarwin remains sidelined, especially during Jason Witten's veteran days off.

August 12, 2019 4:04 PM EST

Blake Jarwin: Records 51 receiving yards

Jarwin caught four of his five targets for 51 yards during Saturday's preseason opener against the 49ers.

Analysis: Jarwin led the team in receptions in the exhibition opener and finished second in receiving yards. Most of his damage was done on a 33-yard reception on the second drive of the game, while he added three short catches to round off his performance. This was an encouraging debut for Jarwin, who emerged as a capable option in the latter part of next season, but his most likely role in the regular season will be as part of a committee.

August 11, 2019 8:29 AM EST

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

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