FRISCO, Texas – Dallas Cowboys manager Mike McCarthy won’t completely rule out Andy Dalton for Sunday’s match against the Philadelphia Eagles, but owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Dalton “should be ready for the week. to “in 105.3 The Fan appearance in Dallas on Friday.
Rookie Ben DiNucci has taken up his first-team midfield job this week and will kick off his first game of his career. He completed two of three 39-meter-long passes after Dalton was concussed by a header in a 25-3 defeat to the Washington Football Team last week.
Cowboys (2-5) play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 8 at AT&T Stadium before the goodbye week.
Dalton is on the rocking protocol and was present at Friday̵7;s review but was not the participant. He was in midfield meetings on Thursday.
“If Andy practices [Saturday]That will be the only chance he gets in the game, “McCarthy said on Friday.” Currently, he has no training plan. “
Asked if Dalton can be active but not starting, McCarthy said, “You consider all of your situations, but until he comes on the pitch and gets settled by the paramedics, they I can’t really settle that decision. But it’s definitely an option. “
Garrett Gilbert would be the back-up for DiNucci if Dalton was unable to play. Dallas signed Gilbert from the Cleveland Browns training team on October 13.
“Garrett is clearly better all week than last week,” McCarthy said. “I think like any midfielder, especially a midfielder who comes to you in the middle of the season, it’s a challenge. But I think he made a big leap this week compared to last week. You just need to see that with time, especially with peripheral players … There aren’t many plays that we have in plan that he hasn’t seen at some point in time. my career. “