When the Dallas Cowboys drafted tight end Gavin Escobar in the second round, it became pretty clear that they were going to give the two-tight end offense another try.
Given that the New England Patriots have enjoyed great success behind the two-tight end offense, it’s no surprise that more and more teams will be trying to mimic their offensive schemes. In fact, the Cowboys tried to implement the two-tight end offense by pairing All-Pro tight end Jason Witten with the likes of Martellus Bennett and John Phillips, but for whatever reason it just never worked.
In 2013, the Cowboys will pair Witten with Escobar and James Hanna as they attempt to establish their own version of the “12” personnel offense. It is a move that former Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek says he likes, and one that he says will benefit the Cowboys running game as the season progresses.
“The way it looks, the way they’ve been putting different tight ends into the different packages and into different situations; I like it.” Novacek said. “I think eventually this running game will really benefit from this two-tight end package. They have some really unique and good plays designed with that package, with those two tight ends in there, and I think that throughout this season they’re going to get more comfortable with it.”
Novacek will be at the Allstate Tailgate Party outside of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., prior to the 2013 Cowboys Classic. At halftime, Novacek will be on the field for the Allstate sponsored “60 seconds of Mayhem.”