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.