Dallas Cowboys cut former-Baylor basketball star Rico Gathers

Rico Gathers
Posted at 6:37 PM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 19:40:12-04

OXNARD, Calif. — The Dallas Cowboys have cut former-Baylor basketball star Rico Gathers.

The team cut the tight end Monday at training camp in Oxnard, California.

This was Gathers' fourth camp with the team. He was moved to the practice squad in 2016-2017, and made the active roster last year, playing in 15 games, including 4 starts.

Gathers shined on the court as an All-American power forward for the Baylor Bears. He set the school record and was ranked nationally with 394 rebounds in 2014-2015. In his three seasons at Baylor, he played all 109 games with 37 starts.

Gathers made the switch from basketball to football in 2016, and was selected by the Cowboys as a sixth-round pick.