We now have a greater really feel over who’s Andy Dalton’s Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback.
The Dallas Cowboys made some modifications to the quarterback room to again up Andy Dalton.
These selections have been made after starter Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle damage in Week 5’s win over the rival New York Giants. Dalton is in his first season with the Cowboys after having been the Cincinnati Bengals beginning quarterback for practically a decade. He’ll do exactly positive filling in for Prescott, however now we have an replace on how the Cowboys quarterback depth chart appears.
Transferring into the backup job is 2020 seventh-round decide Ben DiNucci, who had quite a lot of success on the FCS stage quarterbacking the James Madison Dukes. Coming over by the use of the Cleveland Browns apply squad is Garrett Gilbert. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy made it clear that DiNucci could be Dalton’s major backup and never Gilbert this week.
“Frankly, I’m not as involved about Andy Dalton’s preparation as a lot as I’m centered on Ben DiNucci’s,” stated McCarthy on Thursday to Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning Information. “We now have to ensure that the No. 2, that’s the place the largest preparation and alter is occurring.”
Mike McCarthy has a ton of religion in Andy Dalton, in addition to Ben DiNucci.
Dallas doesn’t should set the world on fireplace to win the NFC East this yr. The Giants and the Washington Soccer Workforce are horrible and the Philadelphia Eagles can’t appear to get out of their very own method most weekends. It will not be a glamorous division title, but when the Cowboys can get to 9-7 and even Eight-Eight, that is perhaps sufficient to win their third NFC East crown in 5 seasons.
The Cowboys have an additional day earlier than their Week 6 recreation, as they may host the Arizona Cardinals within the second recreation of the Monday Night time Soccer slate. The plan is for Dalton to have the offense constructed round his talent set. That may imply extra carries for working again Ezekiel Elliott. Although McCarthy might like what he sees out of DiNucci, it’ll be a catastrophe if he sees the sphere in any respect.
Dallas’ quarterback room changes make sense, however go away little or no margin for error in 2020.