Even with a 2-7 record, Ben Roethlisberger refuses to call the Cowboys a bad team.
The Dallas defense surprised many by keeping the 8-0 Steelers at bay. However, the Steelers remained undefeated with a 24-19 win over the Cowboys, who have lost four games in a row. It was a game that featured the team’s fourth quarterback this season. Garrett Gilbert threw for 243 yards and one touchdown, but it was not enough.
Roethilisberger jumped to the defense of the Cowboys after the game.
“That’s a good team,” Roethlisberger said, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic. “I don’t care what their record says. That might be the best pass rush defense that got after us. I give them a lot of credit.”
The Cowboys own the worst scoring defense in the league by allowing over 32 points per game, but the insertion of Gilbert in the lineup gave the team a spark. However, the team is going to move back to Andy Dalton according to Jon Machota of The Athletic. Mochta reports that the Cowboys will name Dalton the starter when he returns from the COVID-19/reserve list.
In two games, Dalton has three interceptions and has not moved the offense well.
Fans across social media are calling for Gilbert to start instead of Dalton. Despite making three Pro Bowls with the Cincinnati Bengals, Dalton has looked nothing like his old self. As for Gilbert, the Cowboys nearly defeated the Steelers.
The Cowboys are still just one game away from the 3-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles, but each week the team looks defeated physically and mentally. The team will have two weeks to heal and get back to full strength.