James Hanna TE DAL 4 Months

Hanna's blocking has shown improvement in training camp, Bryan Broaddus of DallasCowboys.com reports.

Gavin Escobar is the pass-catching tight end of the future in Dallas, so if Hanna wants to stick around he'll need to become a more well-rounded player.

James Hanna TE DAL 6 Months

Cowboys TE James Hanna worked behind Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar during spring practices.

Hanna is likely to make Dallas' roster, but only as insurance at tight end, and as a special teamer. Despite big-time Combine measurables coming out of Oklahoma two years ago, Hanna isn't on the fantasy radar, even in Dynasty leagues.

James Hanna TE DAL Jun 26 '79

James Hanna caught four passes for 20 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Chiefs.

Hanna, the Cowboys No. 2 tight end, saw five targets. They all came when Tony Romo had exhausted all other options and needed a mere safety valve. Even owners in the deepest of fantasy leagues can ignore Hanna.

James Hanna TE DAL May 02 '79

Cowboys TE James Hanna is sitting out early camp practices with a hamstring strain.

"We don't think his injury is really, really significant, and he'll be back soon enough," coach Jason Garrett said. Hanna is expected to see a bigger role on offense this season, and many Cowboys beat writers like him as the No. 2 tight end -- ahead of second-round rookie Gavin Escobar. Dallas is expected to employ more two-tight sets after the release of FB Lawrence Vickers.

James Hanna TE DAL Mar 11 '79

Cowboys TE James Hanna believes he'll have a bigger role in 2013 despite the addition of Gavin Escobar.

"As practice has gone on, I feel like I've got a chance to get on the field quite a bit," Hanna said. The Cowboys are expected to use more two-tight end sets this season, but Escobar should be the primary beneficiary opposite Jason Witten provided he doesn't flop in camp.

James Hanna TE DAL Oct 21 '78

Cowboys TE James Hanna is expected to be a "more prominent piece of the passing game" next season.

The 2012 sixth-rounder overtook John Phillips as the No. 2 tight end down the stretch, recording seven of his eight receptions in the final four games. An excellent athlete, Hanna offers much more potential than impending free agent Phillips as a receiver.

James Hanna TE DAL Mar 22 '78

Cowboys signed sixth-round TE James Hanna to a four-year contract.

Hanna wasn't a big stats guy in Oklahoma's spread offense, but he has excellent athleticism and could be a core special teamer if he translates his straight-line speed to kickoff coverage. He's in the mix for a roster spot.

James Hanna TE DAL Feb 08 '78

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett expects sixth-round pick TE James Hanna to be primarily utilized as a blocker.

"We feel like he has the measurables to be an on-the-line tight end, put his hand in the ground and block defensive ends in this league," Garrett said. Hanna lit up the Combine, but was never particularly productive in Oklahoma's pass-happy offense. With Jason Witten showing subtle signs of aging last season and John Phillips not being a special talent, however, Hanna is worth keeping on the radar in dynasty leagues.