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SportsDay May 11, 2018
Geoff Swaim on what he learned from Jason Witten, how he won't change his approach now that he's the veteran TE on Cowboys' roster

Geoff Swaim on what he learned from Jason Witten, how he won't change his approach now that he's the veteran TE on Cowboys' roster

FRISCO - Cowboys 11-time Pro Bowler Jason Witten retired last week and that leaves Geoff Swaim as the veteran tight end on Dallas' roster.Swaim, who just completed his third season and has only nine catches for 94 yards in his career, said Friday he won't change his approach now because he's suddenly the elder statesman among tight ends Blake Jarwin, Rico Gathers, Dalton Schultz and David Wells."Everything is an opportunity depending on how you look at it," said Swaim, the 2015 seventh-round pick out of Texas. "Your approach should be somewhat constant. If you have the right approach it...
SportsDay May 10, 2018
Jason Witten analyzes Cowboys' TE depth chart: They're going to have to lean on Geoff Swaim to 'carry the workload'

Jason Witten analyzes Cowboys' TE depth chart: They're going to have to lean on Geoff Swaim to 'carry the workload'

In Jason Witten's new job as a Monday Night Football analyst, he'll have to be critical of players he knows well. That obviously includes current members of the Cowboys franchise he played alongside over the years.During a Thursday conference call to unveil ESPN's new Monday Night Football crew, Witten was given his the opportunity to analyze Dallas' depth chart at tight end.Witten was specifically asked about former teammates Geoff Swaim, Rico Gathers and Blake Jarwin."They haven't had a lot of opportunities to play, " Witten said. "But in the last week we've seen that Jerry [Jones] has come...
SportsDay May 9, 2018
Is it surprising that Dez Bryant hasn't found a new team yet? Here's what has worked against him

Is it surprising that Dez Bryant hasn't found a new team yet? Here's what has worked against him

With the 2018 NFL draft and Jason Witten's retirement behind us and Cowboys rookie minicamp approaching this weekend, our panel of beat writers gets back together to discuss other offseason topics in this week's Cowboys roundtable.Question: We'll know more after OTAs and training camp, but what are the realistic expectations for tight end Rico Gathers?Brandon George: It's time for the Cowboys to either put Rico Gathers on the field in the regular season or move on from him. They've been patient with Gathers to give him a chance to learn the NFL and become a more complete player. They know his...
Blogging The Boys May 9, 2018
Cowboys news: This should be the season we finally learn about Rico Gathers

Cowboys news: This should be the season we finally learn about Rico Gathers

Your Wednesday morning Cowboys links. It’s time for Cowboys to either play Rico Gathers in the regular season or move on from him - Staff, Sports Day This could be the make-or-break year for tight end Rico Gathers. With Jason Witten retiring, there is no time like the present for him to make his mark. Question: We’ll know more after OTAs and training camp, but what are the realistic expectations for tight end Rico Gathers? Brandon George: It’s time for the Cowboys to either put Rico Gathers on the field in the regular season or move on from him. They’ve been patient with Gathers...
SportsDay May 9, 2018
Jason Garrett's job status, what to do with Rico Gathers and Troy Aikman discusses Dez Bryant -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

Jason Garrett's job status, what to do with Rico Gathers and Troy Aikman discusses Dez Bryant -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

May 9Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.The top five stories1. Did Jason Garrett's job just get saved for another year?SportsDay's Tim Cowlishaw breaks it down.2. What Troy Aikman thinks Dez Bryant will prove after Cowboys releaseDoes Aikman expect the Cowboys' all-time receiving touchdowns leader to find a roster for 2018?3. It's time for Cowboys to either play Rico Gathers in the regular season or move on from himOur panel of beat writers discuss what to do with Gathers and the latest on Dez Bryant.4. Bo Scarbrough: Ezekiel Elliott and I are...
SportsDay May 8, 2018
It's time for Cowboys to either play Rico Gathers in the regular season or move on from him

It's time for Cowboys to either play Rico Gathers in the regular season or move on from him

With the 2018 NFL draft and Jason Witten's retirement behind us and Cowboys rookie minicamp approaching this weekend, our panel of beat writers gets back together to discuss other offseason topics in this week's Cowboys roundtable.Question: We'll know more after OTAs and training camp, but what are the realistic expectations for tight end Rico Gathers?Brandon George: It's time for the Cowboys to either put Rico Gathers on the field in the regular season or move on from him. They've been patient with Gathers to give him a chance to learn the NFL and become a more complete player. They know his...
Blogging The Boys May 7, 2018
Coby Fleener has been released, should Cowboys be interested?

Coby Fleener has been released, should Cowboys be interested?

How about the ‘ol kick of the tires by the Cowboys for Coby Fleener? Depending on who you ask, there’s a varying level of how people think the Dallas Cowboys will fare in the absence of Jason Witten. Dallas will operate without ESPN’s newest employee for the first time since 2002. Think about how long that’s been. “Hot in Herre” by Nelly came out in 2002. Let that sink in. As it currently stands there are four cogs in the Cowboys tight end machine: Geoff Swaim (the most veteran), Rico Gathers (the most hyped), Blake Jarwin (perhaps the most stable), and newly drafted Dalton...
Blogging The Boys May 7, 2018
Cowboys news: Why Dallas will show more creativity on offense in 2018

Cowboys news: Why Dallas will show more creativity on offense in 2018

Your Monday morning Dallas Cowboys links. Blake Jarwin? Geoff Swaim? Dalton Schultz? Which Cowboys TE will be the Week 1 starter? - Jon Machota, SportsDay Who will be the immediate successor to the GOAT? Question: So the Cowboys reportedly like Blake Jarwin, Geoff Swaim is now the “veteran” of the tight end group, Dalton Schultz was drafted and Rico Gathers has tremendous upside. Which one do you think ends up as the week one starter? Machota: The favorite of that group has to be Swaim. He’s the only one to catch a pass in an NFL game. I expect Jarwin and Schultz to play often as...
Blogging The Boys May 7, 2018
BTB’s OchoLive: The Cowboys safety position could be up to Xavier Woods

BTB’s OchoLive: The Cowboys safety position could be up to Xavier Woods

Check out the latest show. Another episode of BTB’s OchoLive is ready for your viewing pleasure. Today’s episode takes up the safety position, is Xavier Woods the future? Also, some tight end discussion, including Blake Jarwin and Rico Gathers. Check it out and a big shoutout to RJ for creating the show. Also, check in the afternoon for the show live on the Facebook page on most days.
SportsDay May 6, 2018
Why isn't Rico Gathers being touted as Jason Witten's successor?

Why isn't Rico Gathers being touted as Jason Witten's successor?

Matt Mosley, contributor to SportsDayDFW.com and columnist for Texas Monthly, answered your questions about the Cowboys during a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:What can the Cowboys possibly offer Seattle for Earl Thomas now?Mosley: The Seahawks GM John Schneider says he doesn't expect Earl Thomas to force his way out of town. He told a radio station in Seattle on Thursday that he has a sense that Thomas wants to stay in Seattle, but that hasn't been the message from his reps. The Cowboys already traded the young Switzer for a DT rotation guy, Jihad. I don't anticipate a big...
SportsDay May 6, 2018
Blake Jarwin? Geoff Swaim? Dalton Schultz? Which Cowboys TE will be the Week 1 starter?

Blake Jarwin? Geoff Swaim? Dalton Schultz? Which Cowboys TE will be the Week 1 starter?

Jon Machota, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:So the cowboys reportedly like Blake Jarwin, Geof Swaim is now the "veteran" of the tight end group, Dalton Schultz was drafted and Rico Gathers has tremendous upside. Which one do you think ends up as the week one starter?Machota: The favorite of that group has to be Swaim. He's the only one to catch a pass in an NFL game. I expect Jarwin and Schultz to play often as well. Rico Gathers is the wild card. He could take a huge...
SportsDay May 3, 2018
Have the Cowboys given up on TE project Rico Gathers?

Have the Cowboys given up on TE project Rico Gathers?

Newy Scruggs, sports anchor at NBC5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and radio host weekly from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on NBC Sports Radio Sirius XM 213/202 and NBCSportsRadio.com, answered your questions in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:Which Cowboys draft pick do you feel is the surest bet to have a 10-year NFL career?Scruggs: Mike White. Yes, quarterback Mike White has a chance to be a 10-year NFL veteran. He can spin it. A decent signal caller with his size and skill can spend a decade in the league.Look at Drew Stanton, Josh McCown, Matt Cassel, Chad Henne, Matt Moore and Chase...
SportsDay Apr 28, 2018
Who's on the roster, in the draft or in free agency that can help the Cowboys at tight end if Jason Witten retires?

Who's on the roster, in the draft or in free agency that can help the Cowboys at tight end if Jason Witten retires?

The Cowboys are in danger of becoming extremely thin at the tight end position with Jason Witten considering retirement. Who's on the roster, in the draft and in free agency that could help the Cowboys at tight end? We break it down.On the rosterTight end James Hanna retired earlier this month. If Witten officially retires next week, the Cowboys would be left with Geoff Swaim, Blake Jarwin and Rico Gathers. Jarwin played in one game last year and Gathers has yet to suit up in the regular season. Neither has caught an NFL pass.Gathers had an impressive preseason last year, but was held out for...
Blogging The Boys Apr 27, 2018
Cole Beasley talks Jason Witten retiring, drafting Leighton Vander Esch, and Rico Gathers’ future

Cole Beasley talks Jason Witten retiring, drafting Leighton Vander Esch, and Rico Gathers’ future

The Cowboys slot receiver gave us some interesting thoughts about the Cowboys future. Cole Beasley has been the man in the slot for the Cowboys, churning out third downs and moving the chains. He’s known for his sauce celebration, and he’s been holding down the fort with Tostitos at the draft in Dallas. We got a chance to talk to Beasley as he was spending time putting some sauce on his chips at the Tostitos Cantina-style experience at AT&T Stadium which has a full nacho bar, so stop by if you are at the draft. They’ll be holding a Nacho Face-Off competition with guys like Cole, Dak...

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