Cowboys Place TE Gavin Escobar On IR

FRIDAY, 3:20pm: The Cowboys have formally placed Escobar on IR, adding defensive tackle Casey Walker to their 53-man roster in a corresponding move, tweets Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

TUESDAY, 8:03am: Per Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Garrett confirmed on Monday that Escobar will land on IR along with Tony Romo this week, so the Cowboys will open up two spots on their 53-man roster when the moves become official.

SUNDAY, 8:17am: Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar suffered a torn Achilles in last night’s loss to the Jets and has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, according to head coach Jason Garrett (Twitter link via Charean Williams of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram).

Escobar, of course, has not become the receiving threat at tight end the Cowboys expected him to be when they selected him in the second round of the 2013 draft. He has caught just 26 passes for 303 yards and seven scores during his time with the club, and although the presence of Jason Witten has certainly played a role in Escobar’s lack of productivity, it is clear that Escobar has not developed as hoped.

The San Diego State product is under contract through the end of next season and is eligible to hit free agency in 2017, but at this point, it is fair to wonder whether he has played his last game in a Cowboys uniform.

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