Despite four turnovers from Carson Wentz, the Cowboys still found a way to lose.
In what was a true ugly display of football, the now 3-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles were able to defeat the now 2-6 Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.
Third-string quarterback Ben DiNucci looked to rally the Cowboys after losing Dak Prescott (for the season) and Andy Dalton (weekly for a concussion). Instead, the former James Madison quarterback fumbled twice and could only muster 180 yards of passing.
During the game, late in the fourth quarter, a picture of a somber DiNucci was being passed around on social media. His facial reaction pretty much sums up the entire Cowboys offense.
The Cowboys are 0-3 since Dalton and 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).
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.
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.”
It’s not going to get easier as the Cowboys take on the 7-0 Steelers on Sunday. You think 2-6 sounds bad? Wait until Dallas catches wind of 2-7.
Ben DiNucci is everyone watching this game tonight pic.twitter.com/Rr8RSY4RyV
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 2, 2020