Jarwin caught both of his targets for 15 yards during Monday's 28-14 loss to the Titans.
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 yards per game.
Jarwin converted his lone target into a 16-yard gain during Sunday's 20-17 loss to Washington.
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.
Jarwin started Saturday's game against the Bengals and caught two of five targets for 11 yards.
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.
There's an open competition among Jarwin, Geoff Swaim, rookie Dalton Schultz and Rico Gathers for the snaps and targets left behind by Jason Witten. While Swaim's experience in the offense gives him a leg up, if Jarwin, who's already developing a reputation as a reliable blocker, continues to impress as a receiver, he could easily emerge from the pack to claim the top job.
Swaim, Jarwin, Rico Gathers and Dalton Schultz are all competing to replace the retired Jason Witten atop the depth chart. Swaim has the edge in experience and probably as a blocker, while Jarwin offers more potential as a pass catcher. The Oklahoma State product latched on with Dallas as an undrafted rookie last year, spending seven weeks on the practice squad before he was called up to the 53-man roster in late October. Jarwin was a healthy scratch for all but one game, logging three snaps on offense Week 10 in Atlanta. He'll likely get some work with the first-team offense during training camp and the preseason.
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