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SportsDay Oct 14, 2018
Cowboys notebook: TE Rico Gathers gets on the stat sheet again; DT Maliek Collins makes impact in return

Cowboys notebook: TE Rico Gathers gets on the stat sheet again; DT Maliek Collins makes impact in return

ARLINGTON -- Cowboys rookie wide receiver Michael Gallup made his first career start Sunday and he narrowly missed recording his first career touchdown.Quarterback Dak Prescott went to Gallup in the end zone on first and 10 from the Jacksonville 17 in the first quarter. Gallup made a difficult grab, but he could only get one foot inbounds. The play was initially ruled a touchdown, but officials reversed it on review.The sequence followed Gallup going up and getting the ball on a 27-yard pass down the left sideline on third and 9 on Dallas' opening drive of the game. The Cowboys turned the...
SportsDay Oct 11, 2018
Film room: Breaking down three Cowboys who deserve more playing time, including whether Rico Gathers should be No. 2 TE

Film room: Breaking down three Cowboys who deserve more playing time, including whether Rico Gathers should be No. 2 TE

It's safe to say the Dallas Cowboys haven't had an ideal start to the season.If it weren't for the NFC East's collective ineptitude, the playoffs wouldn't even be in consideration. Instead, the Cowboys making it to the playoffs is a realistic possibility right now (though it may hurt Dallas long term).The Cowboys offense has been ineffective, unproductive and flat out boring, ranking 30th in points per game (16.6), 28th in yards per game (307.8) and 24th in yards per play (5.3).It's been especially infuriating because one cannot place blame on a single culprit. Instead, the blame must be...
SportsDay Oct 9, 2018

Rico Gathers knew he had to 'haul ass' if he wanted to get his first career reception

FRISCO -- Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan had a play drawn up for Rico Gathers last week during practice that he thought might work Sunday night against the Texans.But Gathers needed to turn on the jets for it to have success."It was a Friday practice so I was kind of jogging the route," Gathers said. "And [Linehan] was like, 'You got to run! You got to run!'"Sure enough, they called it during the game and boom."The Cowboys lined up in a three-tight end set on the first play of their second series Sunday night.Gathers hesitated for a second after the snap to make it appear like he...
SportsDay Oct 7, 2018
WATCH: Cowboys TE Rico Gathers hauls in first career catch in first quarter of Texans game

WATCH: Cowboys TE Rico Gathers hauls in first career catch in first quarter of Texans game

Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers is finally on the stat sheet. Gather caught the first pass of his career in the first quarter against the Texans, hauling in a 32-yard pass from quarterback Dak Prescott. Twitter naturally exploded. Gathers played basketball at Baylor and was a sixth round pick in 2016. He spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons inactive or on injured reserve. Gathers made the 53-man roster this season and has been active for every game so far. "Some of that is letting him have a little bit of freedom to how he runs a corner route vs. somebody else," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan...
SportsDay Sep 23, 2018
Cowboys WR Brice Butler is inactive for Seattle game; TE Rico Gathers will play

Cowboys WR Brice Butler is inactive for Seattle game; TE Rico Gathers will play

SEATTLE -- The Cowboys re-signed Brice Butler this week to add a seventh receiver on the active roster, but he won't be active Sunday at Seattle.Butler is among the seven Cowboys players inactive against the Seahawks, joining defensive tackle Maliek Collins (sprained knee), C Travis Frederick (GBS), QB mike White, LB Chris Covington, TE Dalton Schultz and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo.With the rookie Schultz inactive that means Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers is active and will play for a second consecutive week after not playing at all his first two seasons with Dallas.Seattle's inactive players Sunday...
SportsDay Sep 20, 2018
The domino effect of Xavier Woods' return to the Cowboys secondary

The domino effect of Xavier Woods' return to the Cowboys secondary

Kristi Scales, sideline reporter for the Dallas Cowboys radio network, answered your questions and shared interesting notes about the team during a live chat Wednesday. Here are some highlights:Question: When will the Cowboys give Dalton Schultz some significant snaps?Kristi Scales: Rookie tight end Dalton Schultz was a gameday inactive in Week 2 because the Cowboys decided to activate Rico Gathers and give him his first action in a regular season game. Rico played only five snaps in Week 2. Schultz played only two snaps in Week 1. Because Rico is a bigger threat in the passing game,...
SportsDay Sep 18, 2018
Rico Gathers' debut, Jourdan Lewis' absence and whether the Earl Thomas ship has sailed on the Cowboys

Rico Gathers' debut, Jourdan Lewis' absence and whether the Earl Thomas ship has sailed on the Cowboys

Jon Machota, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team during a live chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights:Question: How did you think Rico Gathers fared Sunday night? Although he didn't record a reception, was he out there creating separation and drawing the attention of defenders?Jon Machota: I thought he was fine. He was only on the field for five snaps and he was targeted twice. He created some separation on Landon Collins on his first target. Dak Prescott had pressure in his face, though, causing the throw to be slightly out...
SportsDay Sep 17, 2018
Cowboys TE Rico Gathers shares his thoughts on finally playing in his first NFL game

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers shares his thoughts on finally playing in his first NFL game

ARLINGTON -- Rico Gathers on Sunday finally played in a regular-season game for the Cowboys, a feat two-plus seasons in the making. The longer the college basketball forward-turned-tight end remained sidelined, the more, it seemed, his legend grew among Dallas fans eager to believe the project would pan out. "I mean, it's been three years," Gathers said after the 20-13 win over the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium. "Finally getting on the field and finally being a part of the action was really cool."Gathers did not record a catch. He was twice targeted, but both times the passes from...
Blogging The Boys Sep 16, 2018
Cowboys vs Giants: Rico Gathers is active, Randy Gregory is not

Cowboys vs Giants: Rico Gathers is active, Randy Gregory is not

Who’s out and who’s in for week two at home? Are you ready for some football? Sunday night football kicks off here shortly and the official list of inactives are out for both teams. If you’re unfamiliar with the process, the team must cut their 53-man roster down to 46 before the start of the game. Here’s the list of each teams seven inactives. Dallas Cowboys Inactives Cowboys inactives: Mike White, Xavier Woods, Datone Jones, Travis Frederick, Xavier Su’a-Filo, Dalton Schultz, Randy Gregory #cowboyswire— David Helman (@HelmanDC) September 16, 2018 Two pieces of big news...
SportsDay Sep 16, 2018
Cowboys TE Rico Gathers is active Sunday for first time in career; DE Randy Gregory is out

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers is active Sunday for first time in career; DE Randy Gregory is out

ARLINGTON - Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers is active for the first time in his career for Sunday night's meeting with the New York Giants. Defensive end Randy Gregory, who spent most of the week in concussion protocol, is inactive. He was listed as doubtful after a limited return to practice Friday.Other Dallas inactives: tight end Dalton Schultz, quarterback Mike White, safety Xavier Woods, defensive end Datone Jones, center Travis Frederick and guard Xavier Su'a-Filo.Gathers, the 6-6, 282-pound former Baylor basketball player, was among Dallas' seven inactives in the season opener at...

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