Cowboys make another QB change ahead of Steelers game
According to head coach Mike McCarthy, the Dallas Cowboys will make another change at quarterback. Instead of a second career NFL start for rookie Ben DiNucci, the team will go with either Garrett Gilbert or Cooper Rush under center for the Cowboys’ upcoming home game against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.
DiNucci completed 21 of his 40 pass attempts for 180 yards in his recent outing at the Philadelphia Eagles, but was sacked four times and lost two fumbles in the 23-9 loss. With that, McCarthy announced the change for Sunday citing Gilbert and Rush’s greater experience in the NFL.
Neither Gilbert nor Rush have started a game in their careers and have combined for nine total pass attempts. However, Gilbert has been in and out of the league since 2014, while Rush has NFL experience dating back to 2016.
Regardless of who gets the nod to start, the Dallas Cowboys will put their fourth different starting quarterback on the field this season. Gilbert or Rush will be the Cowboys’ third different starting quarterback since Dak Prescott’s season-ending ankle injury and ensuing surgery.
Prescott’s original backup Andy Dalton, who was injured in the team’s loss at the Washington Football Team, is now in COVID-19 protocol as well. McCarthy said the team expects him to return possibly by the Cowboys’ bye week. Their bye week follows Sunday’s home game against the Steelers. McCarthy also said he plans to choose a starter between Gilbert and Rush before Saturday’s practice. For more sports coverage, click here.