SATURDAY: Jarwin will make his return against the Eagles. The Cowboys activated the veteran tight end off IR. Jarwin has not played since Week 8.
TUESDAY: The Cowboys designated Blake Jarwin for return from the injured reserve list (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo). With that, the tight end will return to practice today with an eye on returning for the playoffs.
Thanks to a nagging hip injury, Jarwin hasn’t played since Halloween. Before that, he ranked among the better run-blocking tight ends, per Pro Football Focus. The Cowboys have been getting by with ex-Washington cog Jeremy Sprinkle and second-year UDFA Sean McKeon, but Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard will be glad to have Jarwin back in the fold.
The Cowboys re-upped Jarwin on a three-year, $24.25MM extension in March of 2020, so he remains under contract through 2023. Now, the Cowboys are just hoping that he can stay healthy and reprise his career 2019. That year, he reeled in 31 catches for 365 yards (both career bests) plus three receiving touchdowns.
There’s no word on Jarwin’s availability for Week 18, but it’s unlikely that they’ll rush him on to the field for the season finale. At 11-5, the Cowboys have already sealed their playoff berth and clinched the NFC East.