Rico Gathers

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Why Did The Cowboys Keep Gathers After His Arrest For Marijuana Possession? Jerry Jones Explains

September 04, 2018 - 12:32 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones says Rico Gathers arrest for marijuana possession didn't alter the team's plans of keeping the tight end. 

Jones told 105.3 The Fan's Shan & RJ Show that the team decided to keep Gathers prior to him being arrested in Allen on Friday and ultimately decided to keep him despite the charge. 

"The decision to keep Rico was made last week. It was not altered at all by the events of his unfortunate possession issue. We'll see how that works through the normal process of the NFL."

Jones was then asked what he likes about Gathers on the field? 

"He can make a play with his physicalness ... his athletic ability ... his value as a receiver as well as tremendous strength in his arms and in his hands," Jones said. "When he does get his man, he gets him. He's got a big edge in catching. That's how the decision was made." 

As he has said several times, Jones went on to call the NFL's marijuana policy the toughest in sports.