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Hanna, not Escobar, works as second TE with starters

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by RS12, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    OXNARD, Calif. – Second-round pick Gavin Escobar won’t just be given a starting job despite the Cowboys’ plan to use two-tight sets as their base offense.

    Escobar, the 47th overall pick, will have to beat out James Hanna.

    Hanna, a sixth-round pick in 2012 whose playing time increased late in his rookie season, worked with the starters during Sunday’s walkthrough to open up training camp.

    “Oh, it’s going to be competitive,” head coach Jason Garrett said. “It’s going to be competitive throughout our football team as to who makes our team and who plays and what their roles are. It’s no different at the tight end position.

    “We really like James Hanna. We drafted him and his progress and development over the course of last year was unbelievable. He just got better and better and better before our eyes. As you guys remember, we used him a lot towards the end of the year and he really became a little bit of a mismatch player for us in certain situations. So we like what he’s all about, what he’s done, his development, his growth.”

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  2. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Despite holes elsewhere, I had no problem with the Escobar pick. I believe in drafting your board. I think he will be a player and makes an impact this year.
  3. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    That sounds about right. Escobar is a rookie! Of course he is not going to get a starting job, but I bet he will contribute if or when he gets the chance.
  4. Heelsboy

    Heelsboy Well-Known Member

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    Really it is no surprise Hanna is starting over Escobar since he has been in the system for a year.
  5. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I'm a big Hanna fan. Hanna is beastly.
  6. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't be shocking. Hannah's probably out there just to keep things moving. No need to start off TC by having to teach someone every step of the way.

    I would imagine that Escobar will get more increasing amounts of time over the course of TC.
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  7. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    me too,we have to utilize his speed.
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  8. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Because of the Escobar pick, the coaching staff can be truly confident in installing a base 12 without worrying about having to scrape the formation due to an injury to one of the TEs. That's important.
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  9. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Benched

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    If you believe in drafting your board than Terrance Williams should have been the pick instead of Escobar. The pick already sucks. Instead of drafting a true guard who most likely would have ended up starting from day one we drafted our number 3 tight end. I applaud Jason and Jerry for once again over evaluating tight ends and for neglecting the oline once again.
  10. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    I can't believe we wasted another second round pick.
  11. fffiasco

    fffiasco Active Member

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    yup sean lee and bruce carter are big wastes too.
  12. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    This. If you want to run two TE as your base offense you better have more than two guys
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  13. Heelsboy

    Heelsboy Well-Known Member

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    Well then you should be doubly proud that we got both Escobar and Williams! ;)

    How is drafting a center in the first round after that historical run on lineman neglecting the line? If Costa can play center and Frederick plays guard then we have the possibility of having our best 5 on the field.
  14. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    There is no bigger critic of Jerry GM than me on these boards. I think Escobar will be a player, people keep forgetting how many miles Witten has on him, and how lucky he has been to avoid injuries. This offense would come to a dead woe stop without a similar player if Witten goes down.
  15. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    How do you know it is a waste without seeing him play yet! Come on man!
  16. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Man, if he's not starting by day one of his first camp... there is no hope for him.

    Total waste.
  17. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    OK, now you are just being totally unrealistic. This is only day one, dude!
  18. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    *check your sarcasm meter*

    Something like this usually doesn't get by you bro. It is only the first day though.
  19. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure he's joking. At least, I hope.
  20. HanD

    HanD Member

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    Once again over evaluating TEs? How many TEs has jg drafted in the first five founds as head coach?

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