The Dallas Cowboys have scored 13 points in the two games since Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending leg injury three weeks ago. That was with their backup quarterback Andy Dalton taking the reins. Now they won't even have him after an awful hit by Washington's Jon Bostic that gave Dalton a concussion and has been ruled out for the Cowboys' matchup against the Eagles.
Bostic was fined $12,000 but should have been suspended for two games at the very least for his cheap hit. Coach Mike McCarthy lambasted his team for not rallying around their quarterback after he went down. Dalton was struggling the entire game against a inferior Washington Football team. By the time he left the field in the third quarter, he went 9-19 with 75 yards and an interception and the Cowboys only scored three points. There is not much to rally around for this team.
Things are getting any better this week for the Cowboys as they will be starting their third string quarterback Ben DiNucci. He was drafted this year in the seventh round out of James Madison. In relief of Dalton, he completed two of his three passes for 39 yards.
A little scouting on his college career, he transferred from Pitt to James Madison his junior year and started all the games for the Dukes in the two seasons he played. In just two years, he ranks fourth in passing yards in school history and his senior season rushed for seven touchdowns so he can make moves on the ground.
The good news for DiNucci and the Cowboys is that they are getting starters from their offensive line back after injury. This will give DiNucci more time after getting sacked three times in his six drop backs against Washington. There will also be better blocking for running back Ezekiel Elliott who has been struggling mightily lately. He had two fumbles in the Monday Night Football matchup against the Cardinals and rushed for a combined 99 yards in the last two games. The Cowboys are going to have to find something quick if they are going to compete in what is already an awful NFC East division.
What TV Channel is Cowboys-Eagles on?
Cowboys-Eagles will be shown on NBC at 8:20 p.m. ET. You can live stream NFL Games on fuboTV.