Gathers
Rico Gathers
Rico Gathers
Rico Gathers
Rico Gathers
24-Year-Old TE
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A preseason concussion landed Gathers on IR to begin the 2017 campaign, but it was his liability as a blocker that caused the Cowboys to keep him stashed there all year rather than add him back to the 53-man roster once he got healthy. A converted basketball player, Gathers... read more
A preseason concussion landed Gathers on IR to begin the 2017 campaign, but it was his liability as a blocker that caused the Cowboys to keep him stashed there all year rather than add him back to the 53-man roster once he got healthy. A converted basketball player, Gathers has the impressive frame, wingspan and athleticism to be a mismatch as a receiver in the mold of Antonio Gates or Jimmy Graham, but his lack of experience has prevented him from getting any kind of chance on a team that's been spoiled by Jason Witten's Hall of Fame performance at the position. If Dallas is willing to accept his limitations and still-rudimentary understanding of blocking assignments, Gathers could prove to be a useful target for Dak Prescott. On the other hand, if the coaching staff demands a more well-rounded skill set from the third-year player, he could find himself on another roster by Week 1.
HT: 6'6"   WT: 285 lbs.   DOB: 1/7/1994   College: Baylor   Drafted: 6th Rd, #42 Overall in 2016Show Contract
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Rico Gathers Contract Info:
Signed a three-year, $1.67 million contract with the Cowboys in January of 2017.
Catches one pass in preseason opener
TEDallas Cowboys
August 10, 2018
Gathers turned his lone target into a nine-yard gain during Thursday's preseason opener against the 49ers.
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  2. Rico Gathers 2017 Preseason Outlook
    A sixth-round pick in 2016 despite the fact that he hadn't played organized football since high school, Gathers is an athletic monster who spent his college career at Baylor as a power forward on the basketball team. His size and leaping ability potentially make him uncoverable, while getting to watch and learn from Jason Witten has allowed him to grasp the finer points of being an NFL tight end more quickly than expected. His targets will still be limited as long as Witten is around, but Gathers could emerge as a red-zone weapon this season.
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Catches one pass in preseason opener
TEDallas Cowboys
August 10, 2018
Gathers turned his lone target into a nine-yard gain during Thursday's preseason opener against the 49ers.
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Added weight in offseason
TEDallas Cowboys
June 9, 2018
Gathers has bulked back up to 282 pounds this offseason in an effort to be a more effective blocker, Jori Epstein of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Cleared of concussion
TEDallas Cowboys
May 11, 2018
Gathers has recovered from his concussion, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
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Needs to improve blocking to see field
TEDallas Cowboys
Concussion
May 4, 2018
Gathers (concussion/jaw) will need to improve his blocking if he's going to get a chance to replace Jason Witten in the Cowboys' offense, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Dealing with more than concussion
TEDallas Cowboys
Concussion
January 26, 2018
Gathers is nursing jaw and neck injuries in addition to concussion symptoms, William Allen of the Cowboys' official site reports.
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