As it stands, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton is unlikely to play on Sunday. Dalton was knocked out of the Cowboys 25-3 loss to the Washington Football Team. Bostic, the 29-year old linebacker for WFT, threw himself in Dalton as the quarterback slid before reaching the first down marker. Bostic was ejected from the game for his hit on Dalton.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Dalton is listed as questionable.
“This is the first concussion for Cowboys’ QB Andy Dalton, who is now in the NFL’s concussion protocol,” tweeted Schefter. “Dalton has been durable throughout his career, but took a vicious blow Sunday and is now questionable for Sunday vs. the Eagles.”
Dalton was officially ruled as having a concussion and The Athletic’s Jon Machota confirms that 2020 seventh-round pick Ben DiNucci could start next week against the Eagles.
“Andy Dalton has a concussion. He’s in protocol for the week to come. Rookie Ben DiNucci could be the Cowboys’ starting QB next Sunday against the Eagles.”
After this week, it could be anyone’s guess who plays at quarterback. With that said, CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin said there are three options the team should explore through the trade market. His list includes Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tyrod Taylor, or AJ McCarron.
Fitzpatrick has gained the most traction in terms of the rumor mill. Benjamin believes that Jerry Jones could trade for Fitzpatrick by exchanging a fifth-round pick in 2022. He also believes that the market price for Taylor is a sixth-round pick, while McCarron is worth a seventh round pick in 2022.
Either way, if the Cowboys pulled the trigger, the player wouldn’t be able to play on Saturday. Any traded player must sit out five days due to NFL COVID-19 protocols.
ESPN’s Mina Kimes has reported that she believes Fitzpatrick is the most likely quarterback to come to Dallas. On the other hand, Sports Illustrated’s Mike Fisher stated that any rumor linked to the Cowboys is “false.”