Cowboys placing Dalton on reserve/COVID-19 list
According to sources, the Dallas Cowboys will be without the services of quarterback Andy Dalton for the second week in a row because of a concussion he sustained two weeks ago. With that, Dalton will not be available for the Cowboy’s home game this Sunday against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.
The play Dalton sustained his injury came when the Cowboys played in the nation’s capital against the Washington Football Team. Linebacker Johnathan Bostic delivered a massive hit to Dalton’s head as he was sliding to the ground on a scramble. The play drew a penalty marker, but both Dalton and Bostic were removed from action from that play. Bostic was fined $12,000 by the NFL for the illegal hit.
Rookie quarterback Ben DiNucci started in place of Dalton recently in a game at the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys lost 23-9 as DiNucci completed 21 of his 40 pass attempts for 180 yards. However, he was also sacked four times and lost two fumbles. Dalton completed 52 of 85 passes for 452 yards with 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions in three appearances for Dallas. Also, the Cowboys have failed to score a touchdown in each of their last two games. For more sports coverage, click here.