Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar has less than 20 receptions in his first two years in the league.
Yet Jason Garrett said the club has no regrets about selecting the tight end in the second round of the 2013 draft and points to the dominance of Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten in stunting Escobar's development.
"We feel good about what Escobar has done since he's been here,'' the Cowboys head coach said. "You know, a lot of people say when you drafted a guy that high, they want him to come in and be an immediate starter. What he needs to focus on is taking full advantage of his opportunities and trying to get better each and every day, and he's certainly done that.
"He's the right kind of guy, he works really hard at getting better every day and we've seen that progress. When he gets an opportunity, he'll be ready for it.
"Again, I certainly have no regrets about us drafting him. We like what he's done and he's going to be better and better each and every day he's out there."
Escobar has caught 18 passes for 239 yards and six touchdowns in his career. He has failed to catch a pass in 17 games he's played and has only two games with more than one reception. His highlight: three catches for 65 yards and two touchdowns in the team's first game against the New York Giants last season. The tight end caught five passes for 47 yards in the preseason opener against San Diego. Going into last season, those who followed the team thought Escobar would be more of a factor in the passing, so much so it would actually hurt Witten's value. That never really panned out. Although Witten produced his second lowest yardage (703) total in his career, with only his rookie year lower (347). His 64 receptions were the lowest since 2006.