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Dallas Cowboys Sign 2nd-Round Pick Gavin Escobar

The Cowboys signed tight end Gavin Escobar to a contract today, leaving first-round pick Travis Frederick as the only unsigned rookie.

Rick Yeatts

The Cowboys today announced they signed rookie tight end Gavin Escobar to a contract estimated at around $4.3 million. Escobar was picked with the 47th overall pick out of San Diego State, where he was a two-time first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection and was regarded as one of the top pass-catching tight ends in the nation last fall.

The Cowboys are hoping to use more two-tight end sets in 2013, and the 6-foot-6 Escobar is expected to see a lot of playing time, especially in the red zone.

With Escobar on board, that leaves just first-round pick Travis Frederick left to sign. Last week, Frederick said his contract was ‘almost done’ and that it would be signed before training camp. At the time, Frederick's agent was seen at minicamp, a likely indication that contract talks are progressing with the Cowboys.

Escobar recently sat down with SBNation for a video interview, which you can watch here. In the video, he talks about joining the Cowboys, his family members that are Giants fans and walking the red carpet with Jennifer Aniston.


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