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Cowboys TE Rico Gathers To Participate in Rookie Minicamp

The Cowboys did not select a in the , but a member of their 2016 class – one that the team seemingly has a lot of confidence in – will be able to participate again in . Gathers, a selection from a year ago, spent his first season with Dallas developing his game on the , thus not officially accruing a season in the league while maintaining eligibility for the start of this Thursday's camp.

While on the practice squad (where Rico Gathers was paid a much higher than average salary by the Cowboys to maintain his rights), the converted Baylor basketball player reportedly was a nightmare for opposing .

One thing the Cowboys' latest draft class is not short on is DBs, as , , , and will now all get to see Gathers first hand during their introduction to .

The extra days of work will only help Rico, as by the time rolls around there is a real possibility that the are preparing him to be the primary backup to the recently extended Jason Witten.

WATCH: Rico Gathers Shows Off During Drills In Instagram Video

and are both working back from , but Rico Gathers is ready to continue his quest to become the latest “basketball style” TE to dominate in the NFL. If he makes it, there should be no reason the Cowboys' doesn't consistently break the scoreboard for years to come with weapons at all levels for .

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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Sean, Rico, will be the 2nd coming of Billy Joe Dupree, take it to the bank, one of Staubach, most trusted security blanket, that doesn’t get the recognition he deserves at tight end, for the Cowboys.

Sean Martin

…We’ll come back to this haha

M. Murdoch

Love his development! What’s his 40 speed?

Kevin Black

I’ve been excited for him as a prospect ever since we drafted him, mainly because he seemed to have the perfect attitude and work ethic to succeed. He clearly has the athleticism. He just needs reps.

If you get a chance, check out the Sport Science clip with Rico Gathers. Very exciting stuff.

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