Cowboys are signing Garrett Gilbert off Browns’ practice squad

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The Cowboys needed another quarterback after losing starter Dak Prescott to a season-ending ankle injury.

Veteran Andy Dalton becomes the starter, with seventh-round choice Ben DiNucci as the backup.

“There’s just some things that you do from the second seat that goes on throughout the league,” Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said of DiNucci’s new role. “So, this is a big step, a big opportunity for Ben DiNucci.”

The Cowboys are signing Garrett Gilbert off the Browns’ practice squad as their third quarterback, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

Gilbert, who played at the University of Texas and SMU, has never started a game since entering the league as a sixth-round choice of the Rams in 2014. He has played six games, going 2-of-6 for 40 yards.

He also has spent time with the Patriots, Lions and Raiders.

6 responses to “Cowboys are signing Garrett Gilbert off Browns’ practice squad

  1. In other words, McCarthy better use Zeke early and often and ditch the pass happy offense and keep Dalton upright and healthy for the remainder of the season or else.

  2. I actually think the passing is here to stay. McCarthy’s never been a run first guy and I doubt he ever will be. Look what he did with Matt Flynn in Green Bay, and Dalton’s a hell of a lot better than Flynn. As long as Dalton can stay upright I expect the Cowboys to continue on their current path. And frankly Zeke just doesn’t look like Zeke this year. The quick cut-n-go seems like it got up and left.

  3. donnymacjack says:
    Look what (Mike McCarthy) did with Matt Flynn in Green Bay, and Dalton’s a hell of a lot better than Flynn.
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    While true, the Green Bay offensive line in front of Matta Flynn was a whole lot better than what’s lining up in front Andy Dalton right now.

  4. Dalton is a pretty good QB so I don’t know if things are going to change all that much. It’s a great opportunity for him – I hope he makes the best of it.

  5. Last time Dallas picked up a QB mid season from Cleveland they rode him to the playoffs and then Aikmam came back and won the SB

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