The Cowboys released Jarwin (hip) with a failed physical designation Friday, Nick Eatman of the team's official site reports. The team also announced the release of kicker Greg Zuerlein on Friday, with the moves freeing up cap space for the team in advance of free agency. Jarwin isn't expected to be available for the start of the 2022 campaign after he recently underwent hip surgery.
Jarwin isn't expected to be available for the start of the 2022 campaign after he recently underwent hip surgery, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Jarwin's procedure is usually reserved for hockey and basketball players, and the surgery is uncommon among active NFL players. While the Cowboys are optimistic in his ability to recover, he's expected to carry a timetable of 6-to-8 months before he's cleared to return, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. As a result, the team could choose to restructure his contract or cut him during the offseason. Dalton Schultz is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in mid-March, so the Cowboys could make a push to bring him back or give him the franchise tag.
Jarwin caught 11 of 17 targets for 96 yards and two touchdowns over eight games this season. Once again, injuries cut short Jarwin's campaign, as this time a hip issue cost him most of the second half. The tight end has two years and $11.5 million left on his current contract and has suited up for only nine games over the last two seasons, and while the Cowboys could get out of the deal without taking much of a salary cap hit, they're more likely to hang onto Jarwin and hope he can stay healthy in 2022 with Dalton Schultz potentially priced out of their plans as a free agent.
Jarwin caught one of two targets for six yards in Saturday's 51-26 win over the Eagles. Making his return from a nine-game absence due to a hip injury, Jarwin was eased back into action and saw only 12 snaps. He also showed his rust on the target he didn't catch, letting a potential touchdown slip through his hands at the end of the second quarter. Dalton Schultz is the clear No. 1 tight end for Dallas, but Jarwin could see a larger role in the offense when the Cowboys host the 49ers in the wild-card round Sunday.
Jarwin (hip) was activated off injured reserve Saturday. Jarwin hasn't played since injuring his hip in Week 8, but prior to that the veteran tight end had fallen out of favor for the emerging Dalton Schultz. Don't expect that to change, particularly with Schultz solidifying his role as the No. 1 tight end in recent weeks.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||20||7.21|
|3||09/26||@New York Giants||11||5.88|
|5||10/09||@Los Angeles Rams||9||5.62|
|10||11/13||@Green Bay Packers||22||7.67|
|12||11/24||New York Giants||11||5.88|
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|3 Year Avg||20||14||158||2||8||11.29||27|