By Calvin Watkins
What he did:
Hanna finished the season with just eight catches for 86 yards. Hanna was third on the depth chart behind John Phillips
and, of course, Jason Witten
for the majority of the regular season. But injures to Miles Austin
and Dez Bryant
in the regular-season finale at Washington forced the Cowboys to put Hanna on the field in key situations. Hanna had three catches for 20 yards -- with his longest catch going for eight yards -- against the Redskins. Hanna was considered a pass-catching tight end coming out of Oklahoma, but there was some concern about whether he could block well enough on a consistent basis. Hanna struggled in this area until later in the regular season, but he did a nice job in the passing game overall.
Where he fits in the future:
Phillips is a free agent, and it appears he in unlikely to return. If that's the case, Hanna would move into the role of No. 2 tight end behind Witten.
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