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VIDEO: Former Baylor forward Rico Gathers catches touchdown pass

The Cowboys overcame an early 15-point deficit to bounce back in the second half and defeat the Cardinals 20-18 in the 2017 NFL preseason opener.

Rico Gathers went eight years -- from eighth grade until his rookie season in the NFL -- without playing football.

One of the best rebounders in college basketball while with the Bears, Gathers spent last season playing on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad. This year, in the Hall Of Fame game, he caught a touchdown pass from Kellen Moore: