Rico Gathers

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Jerry Jones Hints At Rico Gathers Making The Roster

August 31, 2018 - 12:21 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had some interesting comments when discussing the chances of tight end Rico Gathers getting one of the final spots on the 53-man roster.

Jones was asked if there was a fear of losing Gathers because they made him a project after he hadn't played football since the 8th grade after playing basketball at Baylor. 

"At this point today, we got to put our finger on what he can do for us, can he help us win. We do make decisions based on future potential, but we do have to specifically identify how he can help us now ... my inclination is we can do that."

Gathers had 2 receptions for 12 yards in last night's preseason finale in Houston. 

He appears to be in a battle with wide receiver Lance Lenior and a few others for a roster spot. 

Final cuts must be made by September 1.