The quarterback position for the Dallas Cowboys is a travesty.
The Cowboys lost Dak Prescott to a season-ending ankle injury, while Andy Dalton was lost to a concussion and a positive COVID-19 test. The Cowboys went with rookie Ben DiNucci this last week, but head coach Mike McCarthy is opting to go with either Garrett Gilbert or Cooper Rush this Sunday against the Steelers.
The 7-0 Pittsburgh team isn’t even worried about who will start at quarterback anyways.
“I know Ezekiel Elliott has a lot of our attention and preparation and rightfully so,” said Tomlin, vua USA Today’s Jori Epstein. “Common sense tells you he’ll be a central figure in your game plan.”
Elliott is going to need some serious help. In the team’s 23-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football, DiNucci finished with 180 passing yards, zero touchdowns, and two fumbles. When talking to 105.3 The Fan, Jones said that the Cowboys “paid the price” having the former James Madison quarterback start.
“Well, I think that it was a lot for him,” said Jones, via 247 Sports. “I think we certainly, as a team, paid the price to have him come in under those circumstances. And that’s almost trite. It was, frankly, more than he could handle. I don’t know what you could have expected for somebody to come in under those circumstances. But they’ve got a — Philadelphia, if they’re strong anywhere, they can bring the pressure and they can bring some challenges defensively. They did and it was dramatic. And so, it’s tough to win a ballgame like that.”
The Cowboys play the Steelers at 4:25 E.T. on Sunday.