The Dallas Cowboys are making a third change to the quarterback, head coach Mike McCarthy said, adding that either Kupi Rush or Garrett Gilbert will start Sunday’s game against the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.
“With the opposition, we need more experience playing,” McCarthy said at a news conference Wednesday.
The Cowboys started the fraudster Ben de Nunchi on Sunday night with a 23-9 defeat to the Philadelphia Gols. The seventh-round draft pick lost two fumbles, including 21 for 41 for 160 yards and a touchdown return of four of his sacks against the Eagles.
Rush or Gilbert will give the Cowboys their fourth different starting quarterback in five weeks. McCarthy said Saturday’s game will be announced on Saturday.
Duck Presscott lost for the season last month after a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle against the New York Giants.
Andy Dalton, who led the way for Dunchi after a risky game against Washington the following week, was named in the Reserve / Covid-19 list on Tuesday, removing him from Sunday’s match against the Steelers.
Gilbert, who was Deutsche’s backup against the Eagles, was able to practice for just two weeks after being signed from the Cleveland Browns’ practice team. He has completed two of six passes for 40 yards in six careers with the Carolina Panthers and Brown.
Rush had a backup of Prescott for three seasons before the Cowboys released him after signing Dalton and drafting Duncan.
Kausai has made just one touchdown in three full games – all losses – without Prescott, who led the NFL’s No. 1 offense before the injury. That one TD lost to Arizona and passed Dalton late. There are no touchdowns on the past two games in Dallas.
Owner Jerry Jones ’reaction to DNU’s early start didn’t inspire much confidence in Dallas’ chances against the Steelers, who led the NFL in the sack and finished third at break.
“I think it was a lot for him,” Jones said on his radio show Tuesday. “It simply came to our notice then. I don’t know what you can expect to come to someone in this situation. “