Sicko feeling good Cowboys talked him into signing
Scott Sicko is glad he didn’t let an emotional decision lead him down a path away from the game he loves.
That is what the New Hampshire tight end was going to do after the draft came and went and his name wasn’t called. That was it. If he wasn’t drafted, he was headed to graduate school to study political science. He went ahead and announced he was hanging ’em up.
Lucky for Sicko, the Cowboys didn’t take no for an answer. It’s a little unusual because typically teams don’t invest a lot of time trying to woo undrafted free agents after the draft. You’re either in or you’re out, and if you’re out, the club is moving on.
Sicko finally reconsidered and now he’s glad he did after he performed well in the Cowboys’ three-day minicamp, according to the Dallas Morning News.
"At the time, I was really going on emotions and wasn't thinking the whole thing through," Sicko said of the time just after the draft when he was telling teams he was done.
The Cowboys stayed on him though. Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett called Sicko directly. His brother, tight ends coach John Garrett, called Sicko. They went after him and sold Sicko that Tony Romo and Miles Austin, arguably the team’s two biggest offensive stars, were undrafted free agents. How many other teams can make that claim?
Now, Sicko, who has experience running routes in New Hampshire’s spread attack, has a chance to stick behind Jason Witten and Martellus Bennett and begin climbing his way up the ladder.
"After I took the time to think about it, it was flattering to see the Cowboys sticking with me," Sicko said. "I'm glad all of that is behind me. I'm excited to be here. This was definitely the best decision."
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