We have quarterback drama with the Dallas Cowboys.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys are considering starting quarterback Cooper Rush against the 7-0 Pittsburgh Steelers. The team placed Andy Dalton on the reserve/COVID list, which means he will miss his second game in a row.
“The #Cowboys are seriously contemplating turning to QB Cooper Rush as their starter this week… which would require him to get activated from the practice squad, source said. With Andy Dalton down with COVID, it may not be Ben DiNucci again.”
DiNucci was actually one of the lone positives as he completed over 50% of his passes for 180 yards. However, DiNucci couldn’t find the endzone as the Cowboys lost 23-9 to the Philadelphia Eagles to fall to 2-6 on the season.
However, if two quarterbacks weren’t enough, what about three?
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Cowboys are leaning towards starting Garrett Gilbert on this Sunday.
“The #Cowboys plan to give Garrett Gilbert and Cooper Rush reps in practice and pick one of them at week’s end to start at QB against the #Steelers, sources tell me and @RapSheet. It won’t be rookie Ben DiNucci, who struggled Sunday night. Playing to experience at the position.
If the Cowboys elect to go with Rush, it would be his first NFL start. That means that the Cowboys would have gone back to back weeks allowing a quarterback to make their first NFL start. Rush was the backup to Dak Prescott for the last two years, but did not make too many appearances.
With Dak gone, the Cowboys offense has been in a flux. The Cowboys have scored more points in Prescott’s final fourth quarter (24) than they have in three games combined without him (22).
It’s possible that this Sunday could end the team’s chances of making the postseason.