Gavin Escobar (torn Achilles) finished the season with just eight catches on 13 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in 14 games.
The former second round pick is increasingly looking like a bust, as despite Escobar's size and value as a red-zone target he has yet to establish himself as a reliable pass-catching threat in three seasons. Assuming he returns from his torn Achilles tendon at 100 percent, expect him to back up Dallas Cowboys institution Jason Witten once again in 2016.
Gavin Escobar (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Escobar's season will come to a close due to the torn Achilles tendon he suffered in Week 15. James Hanna will serve as the backup tight end behind Jason Witten the rest of the way.
Gavin Escobar suffered a torn right Achilles in Saturday's loss to the Jets, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Escobar finishes the season with just eight catches for 64 yards and a touchdown. He was not targeted before suffering the injury in the fourth quarter.
Gavin 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.
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.
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