The Dallas Cowboys have added five external free agents to the roster that Mike McCarthy took over, and 80% of them have been on the defensive side of the ball. To be fair it’s not like the Cowboys haven’t been focused on offense. They’ve re-signed Amari Cooper, extended Blake Jarwin, and, as mentioned, added one fresh face. Another Blake, Blake Bell, will also be working in the tight end room this season, and he’ll be bringing a Super Bowl ring that he won with the Kansas City Chiefs with him.
It was mentioned in the aftermath of Bell’s signing that he seemingly chose the Cowboys over the Chiefs, which had a lot of people curious. Why on earth would someone choose Dallas over Kansas City these days?
We had a lot of questions for Blake so we decided it would be best to go straight to the source. Blake Bell joined BTB on the latest episode of The Ocho to discuss joining the Cowboys and how 2020 is going for him so far.
Blake Bell on The Ocho
It’s been noted that the 2015 San Francisco 49ers, the team that drafted Blake, were coached by now-Cowboys defensive line coach Jim Tomsula. Bell discussed his relationship with Tomsula, as well as the late Tony Sparano, among other things. It’s a great peek at who one of the newest members of the Dallas Cowboys really is.
With Blake Jarwin firmly entrenched as the team’s starting tight end, Blake Bell is going to have to play a lot on special teams. Bell noted that he’s willing to do anything that the team needs of him and that he embraces how critical special teams are to the overall team.
He’s going to be fun to watch.