With the legal tampering window now squarely open all NFL teams are permitted to enter negotiations with free agents. The Dallas Cowboys have a handful of players that they would theoretically like to retain, and they got things started off on Monday by applying the franchise tag to Dak Prescott.
There are still other matters to tend to obviously and it appears that the Cowboys are hard at it. There is seemingly a new tight end of the future in Dallas.
The Cowboys extended Blake Jarwin
Many have been wondering what the situation is going to look like with the tight end position for the Cowboys entering 2020. There is the question of Jason Witten, whether he will return to the team or not, and then there is Blake Jarwin.
Jarwin has shown flashes of great potential and promise of being a starting tight end in the NFL. It appears that the Cowboys are ready to commit to that idea as they have given him a three-year extension for $24.25M according to NFL Network.
The #Cowboys are signing TE Blake Jarwin to a 3-year extension worth up to $24.25M, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. He gets $9.25M guaranteed.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2020
That is starter money as far as tight ends go which means that Blake Jarwin is now officially that guy for the Dallas Cowboys.
Whether or not Jason Witten ultimately does return to the team in a role similar to the one that Sean Lee had last year remains to be seen, but the future is set.
Blake Jarwin: TE1.