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Cowboys' Ferguson: 'Not even scratching' my true potential

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Dallas Cowboys tight end Jake Ferguson thinks he can get even better after a productive 2023 campaign.

"To me, I think I'm not even scratching my surface," Ferguson said, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. "There's so many things that I want to get better at and I know I can get better at. We watch film every day of different games, even the practices we're doing now and I'm like, 'OK, I can get a lot better still.'"

He added: "In this league you can't be complacent. You've got to just keep going. You've got to keep getting better and that's what I aim to do."

The 23-year-old emerged as the No. 1 positional option in 2023, hauling in 71 receptions for 761 yards and five touchdowns on his way to a Pro Bowl nod. His production far exceeded the 19 catches, 174 yards, and two scores he tallied as a rookie the season earlier.

After the Wisconsin product made huge strides from his first campaign to his second, some within the team facility have drawn parallels to Cowboys legend Jason Witten. The retired tight end also earned a Pro Bowl nod after experiencing a sizeable leap in production in his sophomore season with the Cowboys. Witten praised Ferguson's willingness and chemistry with quarterback Dak Prescott.

"I think he can do it all," the former All-Pro said.

Ferguson is trying to add more weight to his frame this offseason to be a bigger factor in the Cowboys' run game. After winning a positional battle against Luke Schoonmaker and Peyton Hendershot last year, Ferguson will begin the 2024 campaign as the unquestioned starter at tight end this fall.

The former fourth-round selection could also see more targets next season as Dallas attempts to sort out its receiving options behind CeeDee Lamb and Brandin Cooks.

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