Gavin Escobar

#89 TE / Dallas Cowboys / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 260 lb Age: 24 College: San Diego State Bye 6

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

    Cowboys' Gavin Escobar: Catches two passes against Miami

    Escobar collected two catches off of three targets for 20 yards in Sunday's win over Miami. With Tony Romo back under center Escobar enjoyed his first multi-catch game since, you guessed it, Romo was last under center. Jason Witten continues to be Romo's security blanket at tight end, but Escobar managed to collect four touchdowns on just nine catches in 2014. He may have a similar end-zone focused role in Dallas now with Romo back.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar scores in win over Giants

    Cowboys tightend Gavin Escobar came up huge in his team's win over the Giants on Sunday. Escobar caught both passes thrown his way for a total of eight yards and a touchdown. He scored on a 2-yard pass from Tony Romo late in the third quarter. The Cowboys face the Eagles in Week 2.

  • by Marty Gitlin |

    Cowboys backup TE Gavin Escobar looks to improve as blocker

    Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar has at least been consistent with his pass-catching production in his first two NFL seasons. He totaled nine receptions in both of them. Considering his limited opportunities, backup status to still-effective Jason Witten and battle to be offensively relevant among many weapons, he couldn't have expected much more. So he is hoping to become a better blocker, a skill the Cowboys feel he needs to improve. Escobar did see more action in 2014 with 263 snaps, compared to 207 the previous year. He began his NFL career at 245 pounds, but is now up to 255 and hopes to land at 260 before the regular season begins. "Every year I feel like I make strides, just understanding the game, being more comfortable playing in the NFL," he told the Dallas Morning News. "Every year I feel like I've been taking steps in the right direction."

  • by Marty Gitlin |

    Three Cowboys add four catches combined to Sunday win

    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.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Jason Witten restores order

    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.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Gavin Escobar a threat to Jason Witten?

    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.

  • by Chris Cwik |

    Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar scores twice Week 7

    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.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Cowboys get offensive contributions in upset win

    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.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Key Cowboys cleared for SNF

    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).

  • by Marty Gitlin |

    Top offensive players probable for Cowboys on Sunday

    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).

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