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Why Cowboys should play Ezekiel Elliott, Sean Lee vs. Bengals and not save them for the 'dress rehearsal' game

Why Cowboys should play Ezekiel Elliott, Sean Lee vs. Bengals and not save them for the 'dress rehearsal' game

Tim Cowlishaw, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, author of Drunk on Sports and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," answered questions about the Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars and college sports in his weekly mailbag. Here are some highlights:Question: Are Cowboys fans overrating Rico Gathers?Tim Cowlishaw: I think the handful that ask about him all the time are. I imagine most fans have figured out, from comments all around, that Gathers hasn't totally picked up the tight end position and that being a basketball player built like a football player only...
SportsDay Aug 14, 2018
Will these players force Cowboys to keep 7 receivers on the 53-man roster?

Will these players force Cowboys to keep 7 receivers on the 53-man roster?

Mickey Spagnola, DallasCowboys.com columnist and radio/TV guy for the Cowboys, joined the Shan & RJ show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] recently to talk all things Cowboys training camp. Here are some highlights:If the Cowboys cut TE Rico Gathers, are other teams familiar enough with him now to pick him up?Spagnola: "I think at this point, he would get their attention. We've seen one preseason game, so let's go a little further, but I must say, in that preseason game -- and you probably couldn't see it on television -- but there were a couple times he was wide open, it was down the field, and the...
SportsDay Aug 14, 2018
A sit-down with Will McClay, why it's hard to see how Dallas doesn't win 10 or more games, and more -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

A sit-down with Will McClay, why it's hard to see how Dallas doesn't win 10 or more games, and more -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

August 15Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.Next gameDallas vs. Cincinatti Bengals (Preseason) -- 6 p.m., Saturday Aug. 18 -- CBS.Today's top storiesA sit-down with Cowboys' Will McClayHe talks about his future in Dallas, three defenders who've caught his eye at camp, and more.Why it's hard to see how the Dallas Cowboys don't reach 10 (or more) wins in 2018SportsDay's Ballzy Podcast discusses that and more in their latest episode.Why TE Rico Gathers won't make Cowboys' 53-man roster👀👀👀Report: Redskins releasing former...
SportsDay Aug 14, 2018
Why TE Rico Gathers won't make Cowboys' 53-man roster

Why TE Rico Gathers won't make Cowboys' 53-man roster

Jean-Jacques Taylor, Cowboys insider for NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and host of J Dub City 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays on 103.3 KESN-FM, answered questions during a live chat Monday. Here are some highlights:Q: How big is the Marcus Martin loss? Who will make up for the OL depth?JJT: You must be a huuuuuuge Cowboys fan, 'cause most folks have no idea who Martin is, to be honest. He's a talented dude who was a former third-round pick from Southern California. He moves great for a big man, but as a member of the front office told me, Martin must decide whether he likes football more than...
Blogging The Boys Aug 14, 2018
Poll: Would Rico Gathers make your 53-man roster?

Poll: Would Rico Gathers make your 53-man roster?

How are you feeling about Rico? For a long time the most hotly-debated thing about the Dallas Cowboys was the future (however unknown) of tight end Rico Gathers. We talked about Rico a lot through the offseason, but things have somewhat cooled through training camp and the first preseason game. You’d think that with actual football things happening the talk would only be ramped up, but his low utilization last Thursday is part of why the heat has dissipated. We recently did another round of 53-man roster projections here at BTB and only two of the nine polled have Rico making the team....
SportsDay Aug 12, 2018
VIDEO: Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers makes his best catch of training camp: 'That's my style right there'

VIDEO: Dallas Cowboys TE Rico Gathers makes his best catch of training camp: 'That's my style right there'

OXNARD, Calif. -- Tight end Rico Gathers made his best catch of training camp Sunday evening in team drills, but he said that alone won't be enough to land a spot on the Cowboys' final 53-man roster.Gathers beat first-round pick linebacker Leighton Vander Esch in coverage across the field. Moving from right to left, Gathers made a one-handed catch on the run. Gathers pulled in a pass from quarterback Cooper Rush by reaching his right arm in the air and snagging it with his hand.Gathers was all smiles when the media approached him after practice, and the tight end tried to play it off as just...
Blogging The Boys Aug 10, 2018
Rico Gathers barely used in San Francisco game despite heavy usage in preseason last year

Rico Gathers barely used in San Francisco game despite heavy usage in preseason last year

Where art thou, Rico? After the Dallas Cowboys preseason debut in San Francisco you likely had a lot of thoughts. It’s possible that one of your thoughts was one of the many that we’ve had here at BTB in the aftermath. We have takeaways, things you may have missed, and tons of other stuff, but there isn’t - and more importantly, wasn’t - some of what seemingly everybody wants - Rico Gathers. If you felt that Rico didn’t play a lot you were right. Offensively he played the least of all the tight ends save for David Wells and, with no disrespect intended for Mr. Wells, that’s not...
SportsDay Aug 9, 2018
Touchdown! Watch Cowboys rookie RB Bo Scarbrough plow into endzone before halftime

Touchdown! Watch Cowboys rookie RB Bo Scarbrough plow into endzone before halftime

The Cowboys entered halftime up 14-7 thanks to touchdowns from two Cowboys 2018 draft picks.Running back Bo Scarbrough joined receiver Michael Gallup as rookies who found the endzone in their preseason debuts.With 4:08 to go in the second half, Scarbrough scored on a 1-yard run up the middle. Rookie left guard Connor Williams and tight end Rico Gathers helped pave the way.Scarbrough also broke tackles to rush for 28 yards six downs earlier in the series.The Cowboys drafted Scarbrough in the seventh round out of Alabama. He turned heads at training camp when working with the first team...
Blogging The Boys Aug 8, 2018
Cowboys News: First official depth chart of 2018 released; Cole Beasley says receivers “will shock people.”

Cowboys News: First official depth chart of 2018 released; Cole Beasley says receivers “will shock people.”

Plus, six Cowboys veterans who have stepped up their game in camp 2018 Cowboys depth chart released: Rookie starter, Rico Gathers third-string, Kony Ealy second-string - RJ Ochoa, Blogging The BoysThe scoop of the day comes from Ochoa, who posted the first article on the first official Cowboys depth chart of 2018, which offers up a few surprises: Unsurprisingly Connor Williams is starting at left guard for the Cowboys. Darius Jackson did get the nod over Bo Scarbrough which will likely shock some people, but the truth is Darius is a better option as of now. Many have suspected that Geoff...
Blogging The Boys Aug 7, 2018
2018 Cowboys depth chart released: Rookie starter, Rico Gathers third-string, Kony Ealy second-string

2018 Cowboys depth chart released: Rookie starter, Rico Gathers third-string, Kony Ealy second-string

We’ve officially got a depth chart. The Cowboys begin their 2018 preseason period this Thursday on the road against the San Francisco 49ers. It’s always a treat when Dallas and San Francisco square off, even if it’s just an exhibition match. It’s a historic rivalry and a meeting of two of the NFL’s marquee franchises. As it is only the first preseason game of the season there’s not likely going to be much we can discern from this game about the Cowboys (or 49ers for that matter) starters. Here it is, per the San Francisco gamebook, the first Dallas depth chart of the season....
SportsDay Aug 6, 2018
Cowboys TE Rico Gathers tries to build on breakout preseason of a year ago; does he regret choosing football over basketball?

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers tries to build on breakout preseason of a year ago; does he regret choosing football over basketball?

OXNARD, Calif. -- Rico Gathers backed up a lot of the hype and excitement that has always surrounded his mission to morph from power forward into NFL tight end during the Cowboys' 2017 preseason. He totaled 106 yards and two touchdowns on seven catches in the opening games against Arizona and the Los Angeles Rams, racking up four catches of 25 yards or longer. But almost a full year will have passed since he took the field when he lines up Thursday in preseason game No. 1 at the San Francisco 49ers. All the momentum Gathers built last summer came to a crashing halt when he suffered a...
Blogging The Boys Aug 6, 2018
Jason Garrett press conference: Updates on Rico Gathers and Randy Gregory

Jason Garrett press conference: Updates on Rico Gathers and Randy Gregory

The head coach keeps us up-to-date on 2018 training camp. Training camp is rolling along and our coverage rolls along as we check in with the head coach at his press conference today. Jason Garrett took the podium on Monday. Here’s what he had to say (all answers are paraphrases of Garrett, not direct quotes). Jason Garrett thinks Kris Richard is a welcome addition There’s no denying what Kris Richard has brought to the Cowboys a few weeks into training camp. Jason Garrett discussed the personality, and more importantly the swagger, that Richard has brought to the Cowboys. The...
Blogging The Boys Aug 2, 2018
Rico Gathers says it takes a group to fill Jason Witten’s shoes

Rico Gathers says it takes a group to fill Jason Witten’s shoes

Rico Gathers discusses how it’s not easy replacing Jason Witten. A lot has been said about Jason Witten’s absence from Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, California. Witten was a cornerstone for the Cowboys. His leadership prowess can’t be replicated, but many a player are going to try to fill in for what he did on the field. Geoff Swaim, Blake Jarwin, Rico Gathers, and Dalton Schultz are the players to watch, and so far it seems like it’s a two-way competition between Swaim and Jarwin; however, there’s one name that everybody always looks toward at the position -...
SportsDay Jul 31, 2018

How Rico Gathers has surprised at Cowboys training camp -- and not in a good way

Jean-Jacques Taylor, Cowboys insider for NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and host of J Dub City from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays on 103.3 KESN-FM, answered questions during a live chat recently about the Dallas Cowboys. Here are some of the highlights.Question: What has been the most surprising story or development you've seen at training camp?JJT: I've been pretty surprised by how sluggish Rico Gathers looks. He looks slow and lumbering compared to the other tight ends. He doesn't look nearly as fluid. I'd say he's going to have a tough time making the team. Anything you talk about the tight...
SportsDay Jul 30, 2018
Cowboys TE Rico Gathers has been studying film of New England star Rob Gronkowski: 'I feel like me and Gronkowski got the same kind of play style'

Cowboys TE Rico Gathers has been studying film of New England star Rob Gronkowski: 'I feel like me and Gronkowski got the same kind of play style'

OXNARD, Calif. - Tight end Rico Gathers' unconventional path to the Cowboys has him entering his third season without having ever played a down in a regular-season game.But Gathers has his best chance yet to finally see the field this season, in part, because the Cowboys no longer have Jason Witten on the roster.Gathers said he's grown "exceptionally well" as a blocker - the one aspect of his game that's been slowest to come around - and continues to study film of other tight ends to improve his game.Gathers said he used to watch a lot of film of tight ends Antonio Gates and Jimmy Graham...

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