Dallas Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers has a long way to go as a football player, not that that comes as any surprise. After all, prior to becoming the Cowboys’ final pick of the 2016 Draft, the Baylor basketball star last played football in the eighth grade.
But having been back at it for a few weeks as a member of the Cowboys, Gathers is already feeling more comfortable than when he first arrived.
“I’m comfortable now. I’m back into my own element,” Gathers told the team’s official website. “I’m just dialing in, focusing on what the coaches are telling us and I’m working hard. As long as I can work hard we’re good physically, I just have to be in the playbook mentally.”
In the short time he’s been a Cowboy, Gathers has been helped by his teammates, including rookie quarterback Dak Prescott.
“I had my man Dak Prescott out there coaching me up and I really appreciate him and all of the other players believing in me,” Gathers said. “If you asked them if I’m making the same mistakes I made yesterday they’d say no so, it’s about me dialing into the playbook and knowing my assignments.”