Michael Irvin was trying to be positive.
With Dak Prescott and Andy Dalton out, former James Madison quarterback and 2020 seventh-round pick Ben DiNucci made his first NFL start on Sunday Night Football. The former Cowboys wideout opened up the DiNucci era by giving the nickname “Gucci DiNucci.”
However, Irvin’s idea might have not actually been his own, but taken from Barstool Sports’ PFTCommenter.
In the end, 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.
The Dallas Cowboys are 0-3 since Andy Dalton and Ben DiNucci have taken over. Those losses include being outscored 86-22 by the Arizona Cardinals, Washington Football Team, and Philadelphia Eagles.
It’s been a disaster, but one stat is taking over social media. The Cowboys have scored more points in Prescott’s final fourth quarter (24) than they have in three games combined without him (22).
In the game, DiNucci recorded two fumbles to bring his total to four this season. According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, DiNucci acknowledged that he made too many mistakes.
“We had a few good drives, got past the 50 and then one thing or another stalled us out,” DiNucci said. “I had two fumbles, had some penalties, some pre snap penalties. That stuff is on me. I’ve got to clean that up. This NFL thing, it’s hard. These teams are good. It’s a battle every single week.”
The “Gucci” era could be over before it started as Dalton is set to make his return next Sunday against the 7-0 Pittsburgh Steelers.