The Dallas Cowboys are ready to sign a defender Gareth Gilbert from the Cleveland Browns coaching team, says a report Monday night by NFL Network insider Tom Pelisero. The reported move for the cowboys comes after the start Duck Prescott suffered a seasonal complex fracture of his right ankle during a game at the end of the third quarter in a 37-34 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.
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Gilbert has experience as a member of the Browns in 2019, registering five games behind the starting quarterback Baker Mayfield. The browns signed a veteran The Keenum case in the off-season, putting Gilbert in the role of the third set and the training team for 2020.
As a professional, Gilbert restarted his career when he played for Orlando Apollos in the now defunct American Football Alliance (AAF). Starting eight games in the spring of 2019, Gilbert made 157 of 259 passes (60.6%) for 2,152 yards and 13 touchdowns to three interceptions.
Gilbert’s first NFL run saw him bounce off St. Louis at the time. Louis Rams (2014) to the New England Patriots (2014-15), Detroit Lions (2015) and the then Oakland Raiders (2015). He stayed for a while with Carolina Panthers from 2017-18, mostly in the training team, before appearing in the game at the end of the same year as a backup of the then starter Kyle Allen.
The Rams selected Gilbert with a total of 14214 in the sixth round of the 2014 draft.
Prior to the NFL, Gilbert split his time at a college in Texas (2009-11) and SMU (2012-13). With the Mustangs in 23 games (all starts), he completed 59.7% of his passes for 6,460 yards and 36 touchdowns to 22 interceptions.
Prior to that, in 32 games (14 starts) with Longhorns, Gilbert was a 56.7% pitcher, throwing for 3,301 yards and 13 touchdowns to 23 interceptions. A five-star rookie from Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, he first signed his letter of intent with Longhorns as a full-fledged 247Sports Composite, No. 2 quarterback and No. 3 player in the Lone Star State recruiting class in 2009.