Obviously, the injury puts the Cowboys in quite a bind. Even with Jarwin manning the starting spot, the tight end position looked like one of the thinnest positions on this roster.
Dalton Schultz wasn’t exactly inspiring in Jarwin’s absence. The third-year tight end drew an offensive pass interference flag on a Cowboys’ touchdown drive, and he also dropped two crucial passes.
Fellow backup Blake Bell played just eight snaps, while rookie Sean McKeon was a healthy scratch from the game day roster.
There will undoubtedly be questions about how the Cowboys address Jarwin’s absence. In addition to the three other tight ends on the roster, Cole Hikutini is also on the team’s practice squad.
“We were going a little heavy there before with McKeon and certainly it’ll be his time to step up with Dalton and Bell obviously playing an even more important role going forward,” Jones said. “And certainly look to keep our tight end numbers in place. We’ll look to see what’s out there at tight end as well.”