The former quarterback at James Madison was taken in the seventh round of the 2020 Draft. He is going to be thrown to fire immediately as the Dallas Cowboys take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football. With Andy Dalton ruled out with a concussion, DiNucci is going to start.
However, members of the Cowboys offense have talked about their confidence in their new starter. This is what they had to say:
Cooper talked to reporters on Friday and called DiNucci “comfortable” when describing DiNucci, via Jon Machota of The Athletic.
“He looked good. If I had to describe it in one word, I’d say he looks comfortable. It seems like he’s a confident guy. He has a little bit more velocity (behind his throws),” Cooper told Cowboys reporters on Friday afternoon.
At practice, those around say that are optimistic about the rookie’s outlook.
“He’s been slinging that thing,” Michael Gallup said, via Cowboys reporter Calvin Watkins. “He’s been slinging that thing. He’s been good.”
When speaking to the media on Wednesday, Elliott praised DiNucci for his command of the huddle.
“He definitely has a little s**t to him,” Elliott said. “Confidence. He takes command of the huddle and that’s great especially coming from a young guy since you honestly don’t know, he hadn’t played any snaps in this league up until last week.”
DiNucci made his NFL debut last Sunday when Dalton was knocked out of the game by Jonathan Bostic. Out of 12 snaps, he completed 2 of 3 passes for 39 yards. However, he was sacked three times and fumbled twice. A win over the Eagles could give Dallas first place in the NFC East.