Dallas Cowboys Sign Dante Rosario

The Dallas Cowboys added depth at tight end by signing Dante Rosario today.
The Dallas Cowboys added depth at tight end by signing Dante Rosario today.

The newest member of the Dallas Cowboys is Tight End Dante Rosario, after he signed with the team today. Although the team already has an All-Star tight end in Jason Witten, added depth doesn’t hurt anyone in the NFL as injuries can decimate even the most talented of rosters.

Dallas will be the newest member for the journeyman tight end who has already played for four NFL franchises in his career. As a member of the Carolina Panthers, San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and Denver Broncos he has shown himself to be a talented receiving option at the tight end position, and also has value as a special teams player and H back.

Bringing in a talented veteran tight end is a bit of a strange move for the Dallas Cowboys, as they already have the aforementioned all star Jason Witten, but they also selected one of the most highly touted tight end prospects in this year’s draft, Gavin Escobar. The team has stated that it plans on running more two tight end sets this season, however that still doesn’t allow for much playing time for Rosario.

Rosario hasn’t had an opportunity to see significant playing time thus far in his NFL career, so being a backup is a role that is familiar to the veteran. So far in his career he has 99 catches for 1,106 yards and eight touchdowns. Last season he played in 13 games for the San Diego Chargers and compiled 10 catches for 95 yards and three touchdowns.

Jerry Jones has made plenty of questionable additions to his roster in the past, and many experts disagree with how he micromanages every detail of his Dallas Cowboys, however this addition will probably prove not to be a bad one. Rosario likely signed a near league minimum deal for a short period, allowing the team to add depth without much cost. Without a major dollar amount tied to his name, the team will also have the ability to release him without the fear of a significant salary cap penalty should he prove not to be a fit with the team.

Dante Rosario is the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys, signing a free agent deal today with ‘America’s Team.’ If he proves able to contribute, either on special teams or as a role playing tight end, the team will benefit from his experience. Not known as a pass blocker, that is what the Cowboys need most this year. Tony Romo has been one of the most sacked quarterbacks in all of football recently, and the team has too much money invested in him for that to continue. If they want to have success this season, they have to shore up their protection, something Rosario will have to work on if he wants to see the field regularly this year.

The NFC East should be a wide open division this season, and if newly signed Dante Rosario can contribute, the Dallas Cowboys will stand a good chance of reclaiming their stake as the division’s top team this year.

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