Jerry Jones claims Broncos were no more challenged at QB than Cowboys were

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is showing zero sympathy to the Broncos after they were forced to play practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton at quarterback because the rest of their quarterbacks were in quarantine for possible COVID-19 exposure.

Jones claimed today on 105.3 The Fan that the Cowboys were in a similar situation when starting quarterback Dak Prescott and backup Andy Dalton both got hurt, forcing them to go with third-string rookie Ben DiNucci.

“I don’t know that Denver had any more challenge than we did with DiNucci or young quarterbacks we’ve had,” Jones said, via Jori Epstein of USA Today.

But that comparison just isn’t valid. Both Hinton and DiNucci were once Power 5 starting quarterbacks (Hinton at Wake Forest, DiNucci at Pitt) who lost their starting jobs. But after that, their paths diverged significantly. Hinton moved to wide receiver after losing his starting job. DiNucci transferred to James Madison, where he flourished, starting at quarterback for two years and being named an FCS All-American.

The Cowboys drafted DiNucci in the seventh round and have had him practicing at quarterback ever since. That’s not remotely the same thing as the Broncos telling Hinton, who has never practiced at quarterback in the NFL, that he’s going to start in 24 hours.

The Broncos were in a unique situation on Sunday, a situation no other team has encountered in modern NFL history. Other teams have been forced to use rookie third-string quarterbacks who weren’t prepared to start, but no other team has been forced to use a rookie practice-squad wide receiver like the Broncos on Sunday.

55 responses to “Jerry Jones claims Broncos were no more challenged at QB than Cowboys were

  1. Oh Jerry… just because your backups are worse than a kid that hasn’t thrown a pass since he was 19 years old, doesn’t mean you had the same amount of challenge at that position. Blame your GM, he should’ve been fired years ago!

  2. Hardly. The Cowboys may be more challenged because of their GM but not their 3rd string QB. How can you equate one team starting a 3rd string QB, who had been on their roster getting reps since training camp, with another team stuck with playing a practice squad WR at QB? Jerruh is out of his mind to make this comparison.

  3. While not the same, but still challenging, last season the Titans played Henry at Wildcat for the entire TX game when Marcus was hurt. And the Titans won.

  4. He saw another team being pitied and had to jump in to claim his share? Jerry, your team is in last pace in the worst division in NFL history. Lack of Quarterback depth is not your only problem.

  5. I think it’s time Jerry Jr, Stephen and Charlotte find this man a senior citizens home. He has completely lost it.

  6. That comment says more about the owner of the Cowboys than it does about Denver.

    “Ya’ll think you have problems? We’re just as bad, due to the foolishness of our GM! Wait! That’s me!”

  7. With all the Cowboys issues solved Jerry has plenty of time to comment on the rest of the league.

  8. It sounds like bad planning on the Broncos part to not have QB on the practice squad they could elevate.

  9. The joke on Jones is that the Cowboys actually drafted DiNucci. Oops. Let’s keep ‘ol Mike out of the war room and let the experts handle the draft.

  10. This guy just can’t help his mouth when the plowboys are not in the conversation. He’s become the legendary character from the Beatles song, “the fool on the hill”.

  11. lmao this old fool, gimmie a break…you and i both know if it was his team being forced to play in that situation he would have went scorched earth on the league..

  12. wait, it is close to the same.. Just because the Broncos were as well prepared as the cowboys doesnt mean it isnt the same. The cowboys also had to go out and get Gilbert to help the situation. The broncos made no effort and I think they were hoping the league would reschedule the game instead of making them play

  13. Few others would actually brag that their third stringer was just as bad as having a WR try and play QB.

  14. What an idiot. This is yet another example of why the Cowboys haven’t won a thing in the last decade. Jerrah just doesn’t get it.

  15. Lots of teams making due without their #1 quarterback,Jerry.Could your Cowboys even beat the team Denver had to field on Sunday? Questionable.

  16. Jerry,

    Please sell your team to anybody not named Jones, Snyder, or Davis.

    Sincerely,

    The entire world.

  17. starfan79 says:
    December 1, 2020 at 11:47 am
    wait, it is close to the same.. Just because the Broncos were as well prepared as the cowboys doesnt mean it isnt the same. The cowboys also had to go out and get Gilbert to help the situation. The broncos made no effort and I think they were hoping the league would reschedule the game instead of making them play

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    Jerry?

  18. Yet Denver still has a better record….Jerry’s team just gave up a 40 burger to a team with no name

  19. People annoyed at Jerruh for spewing nonsense out of his mouth, yet people keep putting microphones in his face.

  20. If you agree in ANY way with what Jerrah is saying then you 1…. Don’t know anything about football or 2…….Are a delusional Cowboys fans still watching their last Super Bowl on VHS.

  21. scubasteve says:
    December 1, 2020 at 12:32 pm
    People annoyed at Jerruh for spewing nonsense out of his mouth, yet people keep putting microphones in his face.
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    Why wouldn’t they? It makes for good headlines. It is the people that have to listen to what this clown says that are annoyed, the people “sticking microphones in his face” are not..

  22. That’s as insulting as someone with a twisted ankle saying he’s no less challenged than a paraplegic person in a wheelchair

  23. No, Jerry, no.

    Maybe if you had to suit up your third string left guard that once played QB in high school, give him two days to get ready and learn a few plays – yeah, then it would have been similar.

    (and this isn’t a knock at the kid thrown to wolves in Denver – kudos to him for trying)

  24. “Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.”

    Mark Twain

  25. This article getting more comments than any other..and thats why folks, the Cowboys are AMERICA’s TEAM!

  26. This article getting more comments than any other..and thats why folks, the Cowboys are AMERICA’s TEAM!

    ____________________________________<
    Newsflash. Roughly 49 and one half states hate the Cowboys.

  27. I’m attending my regular Tuesday meeting later today. I sincerely think that Jerrah accompanying me there would be a great idea.

  28. For those of you that compare Jerry to Al Davis, Al has been gone for 9+ years and his team still has gone to a more recent Super Bowl.

  29. jerry jones should fire the pathetic, senile and unintelligent gm that you have in your organization …. jerry you are pathetic and crybaby.

  30. I don’t feel bad for Broncos per se. the team and qbs could have done a better job. I feel bad for this kid. He was put into an impossible situation and truthfully, he showed he had heart just by doing this. He’s the type of guy I hope goes on and has himself a nice career in some fashion.

    But yeah, great article. The situation wasn’t even close to what Jones thinks

  31. John Elway chose to play a WR at QB while are plenty of QB’s out there who are capable of winning an NFL game. Par for the course for Elway’s QB management.

  32. Both teams had 0% chance of winning, so that’s the same. At least the Denver kid has a great story to tell the grand kids. And all us fans, we can say, “Gosh, I could be quarterback of an NFL team.”

  33. charliecharger says:
    December 1, 2020 at 4:07 pm
    John Elway chose to play a WR at QB while are plenty of QB’s out there who are capable of winning an NFL game. Par for the course for Elway’s QB management.

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    You are arare teams aren’t allowed to just sign a free agent QB and play him the next day, right? It wasn’t a choice

  34. If Jerry cared as much for his Cowboys as he does for his ego, he would have hired an outside GM years ago. Very sad what a train wreck he has become.

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