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Cowboys TE Rico Gathers Inactive For Dallas Vs Carolina

September 09, 2018 - 2:10 pm

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) - Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers has been listed as inactive for the game against Carolina on Sunday. 

On Friday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Gathers is capable of making a big play down the field, but that will have to wait.

Gathers was listed inactive just hours before the game against the Carolina Panthers. 

Other Cowboys game day inactives include: Travis Frederick, C Adam Redmond, DT Datine Jones, S Xavier Woods, LB Chris Covington, QB Mike White.

"He could be a big difference maker. Certainly, he's raw. But, there's some things you just can't coach and he has that," Stephen Jones told The Ben and Skin Show last week. "He has a tremendous catch radius with his length. He's obviously huge when he does get it right. In the blocking game, he moves people. It's a work in progress though, it's not always pretty but sometimes it can be effective just because he is so big, long and strong. 

"How we actually use him and how effective he can be is certainly going to be interesting to watch as we progress through this season. It's a work in progress and certainly, something that should only get better, and has a lot of upside."