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Aug 16, 2017
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Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers is in the league's concussion protocol. What It Means: One of the most impressive players through two weeks of preseason, Gathers was hurt in Tuesday's practice. Consider him week-to-week for now. Gathers has 106 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns on 7 catches this preseason (including the Hall of Fame Game). Gathers was making a push for regular-season consideration, but Jason Witten appears to be safe for the time being. Our models project Witten as the 16th-best tight end for fantasy purposes in 2017, with 69 catches for 661 receiving...
Blogging The Boys 7 hours ago
Cowboys not sure if Ezekiel Elliott will play vs Raiders, Rico Gathers out

Cowboys not sure if Ezekiel Elliott will play vs Raiders, Rico Gathers out

Ezekiel Elliott won't play much, if at all, on Saturday against the Raiders. In his press conference on Tuesday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he believes the game against the Raiders on Saturday will be the most extensive work the starters get this preseason. But those starters might not include Ezekiel Elliott. Jason Garrett still hasn't decided if Zeke will play against the Raiders. If he does it will be 8-10 snaps. Says suspension not a factor— Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) August 22, 2017 Elliott hasn't played in any of the preseason games so far, even though he's...
Blogging The Boys Aug 20, 2017
Poll: Would you rather keep Cooper Rush or Noah Brown on the Cowboys 53-man roster?

Poll: Would you rather keep Cooper Rush or Noah Brown on the Cowboys 53-man roster?

If 52 spots were secure and you had one left to give out, would you rather spend it on Cooper Rush or Noah Brown? The Dallas Cowboys are going to be facing some tough decisions when it comes down to 53-man roster time. The latest preseason win against the Indianapolis Colts helped the cases for some, and hurt them for others. Let’s get hypothetical and say that we’re locked in with 52 roster spots. Within that set are the obvious guys plus Rico Gathers and Rod Smith. Say you have one spot left and you’re down to Cooper Rush and Noah Brown. Who do you choose? The case for Cooper...
Blogging The Boys Aug 17, 2017
The Cowboys face a long list of concerns heading into the 2017 season

The Cowboys face a long list of concerns heading into the 2017 season

September 10th may seem like a long way off, but the Cowboys have several issues that may not be cleared up by then. As the Cowboys complete their last training camp practice in Oxnard, California today, one can certainly identify a number of positives that have emerged. For example: Rico Gathers has gone from a red-shirt rookie to a blossoming threat in the passing game, with two long touchdowns and several other impressive catch-and-runs in his first two preseason games. Even an unfortunate concussion sustained in practice this week is unlikely to derail his rocketing up the depth...
Blogging The Boys Aug 16, 2017
Cowboys Camp Day 15: All your highlights from the 15th practice of training camp

Cowboys Camp Day 15: All your highlights from the 15th practice of training camp

A fresh batch of practice highlights for your enjoyment. The Cowboys were back on the field for their second-to-last practice out in Oxnard, California. Here are the highlights from today’s practice as the Cowboys prepare for a preseason game against the Colts. First, here is the list of guys not participating in today’s practice: Not practicing: Sean Lee, Chidobe Awuzie, Jaylon Smith, Tyron Smith, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, Darren McFadden, Rico Gathers, Jourdan Lewis— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) August 16, 2017 Ezekiel Elliott beats tight coverage from Anthony Hitchens right...
Blogging The Boys Aug 16, 2017
Live practice updates from Dallas Cowboys training camp: August 16, 2017

Live practice updates from Dallas Cowboys training camp: August 16, 2017

Join us for our world famous live Twitter feed and our magnificent comments section as we keep track of what's going on at practice today. It's back to practice for the Cowboys players today for the third straight day. They'll likely have one more practice tomorrow before they break camp on Friday and fly back to Dallas. The third consecutive practice is usually where the veterans get a day off. Rico Gathers left practice early after a head-to-head collision with Kavon Frazier yesterday, we'll see if he attends today's practice. Here's the full injury list per yesterday; perhaps we'll see...
numberFire Aug 16, 2017

Cowboys' Rico Gathers in concussion protocol

Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers is in the league's concussion protocol. What It Means: One of the most impressive players through two weeks of preseason, Gathers was hurt in Tuesday's practice. Consider him week-to-week for now. Gathers has 106 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns on 7 catches this preseason (including the Hall of Fame Game). Gathers was making a push for regular-season consideration, but Jason Witten appears to be safe for the time being. Our models project Witten as the 16th-best tight end for fantasy purposes in 2017, with 69 catches for 661 receiving...
Seems like Zeke saga will only get uglier; Rico Gathers may not yet be ready for Cowboys' No. 2 TE job

Seems like Zeke saga will only get uglier; Rico Gathers may not yet be ready for Cowboys' No. 2 TE job

Brandon George, Cowboys beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions during a live chat Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights:Question: This Ezekiel Elliott saga is only going to get uglier, isn't it?George: Sure seems that way, with Zeke's representatives victim-shaming as their plan of attack. What you have to keep in mind about all the information you're reading now about the case is that none of it is new. The NFL has seen all of it. So, if that's Zeke's defense strategy in his appeal, he has absolutely no shot to win it.Question: Understandable that...
Inside The Star Aug 15, 2017

How Can The Cowboys Best Utilize Rico Gathers In 2017?

The Dallas Cowboys second-year tight end Rico Gathers has without a doubt earned a spot on the final 53-man roster and has done so in a rather convincing matter. He has been more good than bad in his first two preseason appearances against the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams, proving he can be a weapon in the passing game. But, there still is the question of how should the Cowboys best utilize Gathers’ unique skill set in 2017. Probably the best thing Rico Gathers has shown throughout these first two preseason games is his consistency to show up in the passing game. Amazingly, he has...
FOX Sports Aug 14, 2017
Rico Gathers' time is now or never with the Cowboys

Rico Gathers' time is now or never with the Cowboys

Rico Gathers' time is now or never with the Cowboys
Observations from Oxnard: Fans flock to support Zeke; Nolan Carroll, Rico Gathers impress on the field

Observations from Oxnard: Fans flock to support Zeke; Nolan Carroll, Rico Gathers impress on the field

Monday was the Dallas Cowboys' first practice since the six-game suspension of running back Ezekiel Elliott, and their 13-10 preseason loss to the Los Angeles Rams.Here's a look at what all went down, as covered by our SportsDay crew in Oxnard, Calif.
Cowboys coaches: Rico Gathers just needs more experience; he has 'improved dramatically'

Cowboys coaches: Rico Gathers just needs more experience; he has 'improved dramatically'

OXNARD, Calif. -- Think Rico Gathers is ready to step into the starting lineup and have a major role this season after seeing what he's done in the preseason?Jason Garrett is here to tap the brakes."He's played a lot of snaps the last couple weeks," Garrett said Monday. "Rico Gathers will get plenty of work in practice and in games. Rico could play 10 games a day for the next 10 years and he still needs more work."He's done a lot of good things for us. He really has. He's improved dramatically and a lot of that has to do with the approach he's taken. But he's a young player. Hasn't played...
Inside The Star Aug 14, 2017

3 Cowboys Making Cases for Roster Spots

Wins and losses may not matter for the Dallas Cowboys in the preseason, but individual players can certainly win and lose as they try to earn a spot on the team’s 53-man roster in 2017. Their struggle doesn’t just happen during these give exhibition games but also every day on the practice field and in other team functions. After three weeks of camp and two preseason games, what three bubble players have done the most to try to earn their way onto the roster?  We’re not talking about a guy like Rico Gathers, whose certainly had a great preseason but was already likely to make the team....
Blogging The Boys Aug 14, 2017
The real Cowboys roster battles: Fighting to find room on the 53-man roster

The real Cowboys roster battles: Fighting to find room on the 53-man roster

It’s not a series of man vs. man matchups. It is all about the math. With two preseason games in the books for the Dallas Cowboys, the roster battles are really starting to heat up. Cooper Rush is generating a lot of interest from the fans as a possible replacement for Kellen Moore. Can Noah Brown or Andy Jones find a spot in the wide receiver room? Will Rico Gathers move ahead of James Hanna and/or Geoff Swaim? But there is a flaw in that way of looking at things. The real battle for the last few spots on the roster is not as much about how one player looks against another. It is driven...
Rico Gathers: I'm not surprised by my preseason success; 'My confidence level is sky-high'

Rico Gathers: I'm not surprised by my preseason success; 'My confidence level is sky-high'

LOS ANGELES -- Rico Gathers has been the star of the Cowboys' first two preseason games. The second-year tight end has caught seven passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns in 90 total offensive snaps.Has his early success been surprising?"No, because my confidence level is sky-high," Gathers said Saturday night, standing outside of the team's locker room at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. "With the mind-set that I approach the game, I'm not really surprised with what's happening. For the most part, I'm just trying to focus on getting better and becoming the best."At 6-6, 275 pounds,...
Blogging The Boys Aug 14, 2017
Cowboys stock report: Risers and fallers after the second preseason game against the Rams

Cowboys stock report: Risers and fallers after the second preseason game against the Rams

Check out who’s hot and who’s not. With another 60 minutes of football available for us to analyze, it’s time for the latest stock report to find out who’s doing well and who’s struggling. With several roster battles in full swing, every little bit helps. Rico Gathers It doesn’t seem that long ago when the young, bratty tight end was making mental mistakes and throwing tantrums (and his helmet) on the practice field when things didn’t go his way. Oh wait, that’s because it wasn’t. That was just a couple weeks ago. But while the learning moments are still...

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