The Cowboys will have their 4th starting QB of the season vs. the Steelers on Sunday. Ben DiNucci is getting benched in favor of Garrett Gilbert or Cooper Rush, who will compete in practice this week, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. Dallas' passing game has little chance vs. the swarming Steelers defense regardless of who's under center.
ESPN's Todd Archer reports that the Cowboys have placed QB Andy Dalton on the COVID list and that he'll miss at least Week 9. That means another start for rookie Ben DiNucci. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on the radio this week that Sunday night's game at Philly was "too much" for the rookie. We'll see how he likes an even tougher pass rush from Pittsburgh.
Update: NFL Network's Tom Pelissero says the Cowboys won't go back to DiNucci this week. Instead, Cooper Rush and Garrett Gilbert will compete in practice for the start against Pittsburgh.
Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) has been downgraded to out for Sunday night's game against the Eagles. 7th-round rookie QB Ben DiNucci out of James Madison will draw the start. He has a strong group of pass-catchers and might bring sneaky rushing upside -- but he's really only in play in 1-game DFS contests.
Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Sunday night's game against the Eagles. Look for 7th-round rookie QB Ben DiNucci to get the start in that one. He projects as a significant downgrade for Dallas' offense, although it's not like Dalton played well the past 2 weeks.
Cowboys QB Andy Dalton (concussion) didn't practice on Wednesday. He seems unlikely to get cleared for Sunday night's game vs. the Eagles after taking a vicious head shot last weekend. Dalton's absence would leave Dallas with QB Ben DiNucci and make all the Cowboys' pass-catchers tough to trust in fantasy lineups.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Cowboys QB Andy Dalton is in the concussion protocol. We'll see if he can get cleared ahead of Sunday night's game vs. the Eagles. If not, Dallas will be down to 7th-round rookie QB Ben DiNucci, who completed 2 of 3 passes for 39 yards in relief of Dalton yesterday.