After a disappointing individual season, Jason Witten and the Dallas Cowboys are parting ways. In the wake of the decision, the franchise began to scour the talent pool for a replacement. Evaluating the options available, it appears as though America’s Team decided to bet on Blake Bell.
A source tells @dmn_cowboys the Cowboys signed TE Blake Bell to a one-year deal.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) March 25, 2020
Signing the tight end to a 1-year deal worth $1.7 million and $450,000 guaranteed, Bell leaves the Kansas City Chiefs after winning the Super Bowl this past season. The stop in Dallas marks the sixth location of his career after being drafted in 2015.
Known for his ability to block, Bell presents a few unique opportunities on the field for offensive coordinators. While it isn’t common and likely won’t happen, the now tight end played quarterback during his college days at the University of Oklahoma. Engineering a few wins with the Sooners, creative options remain plentiful — but again unlikely.
At the current point in time, many believe Bell and Dalton Schultz will compete for time on the field given the respective skill sets.