Talk about a rebuilding year. The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly decided to start the fourth different quarterback of their 2020 season.
With a current record of 2-6, the Cowboys will try just about anything to turn their season around. This week seems unlikely, however, with the team going up against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.
Unlucky String for Dallas Quarterbacks
In Prescott’s absence, Andy Dalton took the field. His starting position as the quarterback was short-lived after he became injured also. Dalton is currently in concussion protocol and was placed on the Reserve/ COVID-19 list.
“He’s doing fine. We’ll see how he goes throughout the time he’s on this COVID list, but I think by the end of next week, we’ll be able to see him again,” McCarthy said.
Last week’s quarterback, Ben DiNucci, will take a seat on the bench after a 9 to 23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, who have a record of 3-4-1. He completed 21 out of 40 passes for 180 yards and two fumbles. In his defense, it was his first NFL game, so maybe the nerves got to him.
Fourth Time is a Charm
Maybe lucky number four will stick. Head coach Mike McCarthy said that the coaching staff is still deciding between veterans Garrett Gilbert or Cooper Rush to take the field. McCarthy said that the decision that “with the opponent that we’re playing, we need some more experience at that position.”
The term “more experience” might be a bit of a stretch, however. Although Garrett Gilbert or Cooper Rush have been in the league for several years, they both have only three career passing attempts.
“Garrett Gilbert has been here for a couple of weeks, he’s had a chance to play in preseason games,” explained McCarthy. “Just has more experience. And no different with Coop. Coop played last year, is very familiar with the system. Kellen Moore has a lot of confidence there. We’re going to let those two guys (practice), we’re going to go through the week and then make a decision.”
The decision is said to be made by Saturday.
The organization announced the decision to try out another quarterback on Twitter yesterday. Fans had a field day with the news.
[H/T Dallas Cowboys]