The Cowboys are not eager to see Blake Jarwin get away via restricted free agency and will take some precautions to ensure the fourth-year tight end stays in Dallas next season.
Jarwin is expected to receive a second-round RFA tender, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports. The Cowboys also met with Jarwin’s agent at the Combine and discussed an extension.
A UDFA find in 2017, Jarwin has 58 receptions for 672 yards over the past two seasons. He operated behind Jason Witten in 2019, but Mike McCarthy may have bigger plans for the young target. This also represents the latest sign Witten will need to relocate to play a 17th season.
On a second-round tender, Jarwin would be in line to earn approximately $3.3MM next season. That would be a substantial raise from the league minimum, which he made for three seasons. Witten has said he is not planning another retirement just yet and would be prepared to leave Dallas if necessary. The sight of the future Hall of Fame tight end in another uniform appears imminent.
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