FRISCO, TEXAS – The Dallas Cowboys plan to start Garrett Gilbert Quarterback against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, a source confirmed.
Gilbert and Cooper Rush went through no competition during the week of practice, although Gilbert was part of the first team.
Gilbert, who signed from the Cleveland Browns’ practice team on October 12, will make his NFL debut in 2019 after playing for the American Football of Lana’s spoiled Alliance land Rlando Apollos and will make his first start of any kind. Spent time in the league with the St. Louis Rams in 2014 and with the New England Patriots, Auckland Raiders, Carolina Panthers and Browns.
With rookie struggles I am Denucci With a 23-9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week and replacing Andy Dalton in the reserve / COVID-19 list on Tuesday, coach Mike Marcarthi decided to take a more experienced quarterback against the unbeaten Steelers.
But Gilbert has thrown fewer passes in NFL games than DNucci, who was 21-of-40 in 180 yards against the Eagles. Gilbert is 2-of-6 for 40 yards in six appearances with the Panthers and Browns.
McCarthy was looking for more command of the operation than what Dinucci, who was elected in the seventh round, showed.
“He’s played a lot of quarterbacks,” McCarthy told Gilbert on Friday. “This guy grew up as a quarterback. His father [Gale] Was quarterback. I mean, he knows how to play the position. There is no lack of confidence or knowledge-how. It’s just about gaining time and consistency to run the offense. So, yes, I trust him a lot. He has been coming ever since he came. “
Gilbert’s six-pass effort, by non-rookie quarterback, will match fewer than his first start in franchise history. Reggie Collier (1986) and Drew Hanson (2004) made their debut with just six attempts with the Cowboys.
The Rush Cowboys had a backup quarterback behind Dak Prescott between 2017 and 2019 but he threw just three passes. After the Cowboys signed Dalton, he was fired and joined former coach Jason Garrett with the New York Giants until his release in September.
After injuring Prescott, the Cowboys thought of bringing a rush but chose Gilbert. Rush’s familiarity with crime and skilled players was seen as a plus. Plus, the offensive coordinator Callen Moore has an acquaintance with him, he has been a teammate and Rush coach.
Despite Gilbert being named as a starter, McCarthy said during the week that Target is ready to play both quarterbacks, something he couldn’t do a week ago when he pushed Dinucci into action.
“You really pay attention to all the little things that go into playing the position,” McCarthy said Friday. “I think at the end of the day, we have two youngsters who don’t have a ton of game-day experience but they are both very smart. The game comes easy to them. This time and more about it is connected, with the Danes and with the touch Stay tuned, these are the things you usually knock in a training camp. But we’ll give him some time in front of us. Garrett and Cooper, they know how to play quarterback. “
That’s not the ideal quarterback position for the Cowboys as they face the NFL’s last unbeaten team.
This is the third time they have started four quarterbacks this season. In 2001, the Cowboys beat Quincy Carter, Anthony Wright, Clint Stoner and Ryan Leaf 5-11. In 2015, they started with Tony Romo, Matt Castle, Brandon Weiden and Moore on their way to finishing 4-12.
The NFL Network first reported plans to launch Gilbert.
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