It may have sneaked up most casual fans once again, but the Cowboys certainly didn’t forget about National Tight Ends Day.
And while they didn’t take part in any formal recognition of the league-celebrated unofficial holiday
, Dak Prescott and Co. ended up letting their talented group share the spotlight during Week 7’s win over Detroit.
It was a grass-roots effort from George Kittle and the San Francisco 49ers that turned the fourth Sunday
in October into National Tight Ends Day over the past several years.
And while it was purely coincidental, the Cowboys had a whopping four of theirs in uniform for their meeting with the Lions,
a team that just happens to be coached by Dan Campbell, himself a former Cowboys tight end.
While Sean McKeon didn’t see much action on offense (just two snaps),
with Prescott going 8-for-8 in his passes to Dalton Schultz, Jake Ferguson, and Peyton Hendershot.
The trio was responsible for 61 receiving yards and a score;
Hendershot was on the other end of Prescott’s first touchdown throw of the 2022 season, in the quarterback’s highly-anticipated return to the field.