FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys are adding tight end depth in the second wave of free agency, agreeing to terms with five-year veteran Blake Bell on a one-year deal.
Bell, known as "The Belldozer" at the University of Oklahoma, was a quarterback and tight end for the Sooners. He has played tight end on NFL four teams since the 49ers drafted him in the fourth round in 2015: San Francisco, Minnesota, Jacksonville and most recently Kansas City. Last season he had eight catches for 67 yards in the regular season, as well as one catch for 9 yards in the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory over the 49ers. Over his five-year career Bell has 38 catches for 424 yards.
The Cowboys re-signed Blake Jarwin to a three-year extension last week and have Dalton Schultz under contract for a third season. Reports surfaced last week that free agent Jason Witten – the 11-time Pro Bowler and all-time Cowboys receptions leader – plans to sign with the Las Vegas Raiders, but the Raiders have not officially announced that move.