New Hampshire tight end Scott Sicko, who decided to give up football after going undrafted, changed his mind and signed with the Dallas Cowboys.
Sicko turned down offers from the Cowboys and a handful of other teams immediately after the draft. But he agreed to terms with the Cowboys on Tuesday and will participate in this weekend's rookie minicamp at Valley Ranch.
”If I were to be drafted I would have had more confidence of a much longer career in the NFL," Sicko told the Albany Times Union on Saturday. "I have to look at my life and decide what will make me the happiest. And the thing that will make me the happiest now and in the long run is to pursue my education."
The 6-4, 251-pound Sicko was considered a priority free agent after catching 57 passes for 725 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior at New Hampshire. The Cowboys kept in contact with him even after he informed the team he planned to pursue a post-graduate education.
“After Scott initially decided not to play football and pursue his graduate studies, the Cowboys as well as several other teams continued to pursue him,” agent JR Rickert said in a statement to the Albany Times Union. “We maintained active dialogue with the Cowboys, and they also continued to speak with Scott.
“After considering all factors, Scott has decided to become a member of the Dallas Cowboys. We are very grateful that the Cowboys have given Scott this opportunity and he is 100 percent committed to the Cowboys.”