It's the third straight game for DiNucci to see action for the Cowboys (2-5). He took the final snaps late in a blowout loss to Arizona, which was Dalton's first start in place of injured star Dak Prescott, and threw his first pass last week against Washington. Dalton, a nine-year starter in Cincinnati before signing a one-year contract as Prescott's backup, got a concussion in the third quarter against Washington on hit that led to linebacker Jon Bostic's ejection.
Dallas is the one outlier, maybe just a few more,” NBC NFL Sunday Night Football sideline reporter Michele Tafoya told me in a phone interview this week. Or when Brett Favre played; people loved to watch him. Considering this team has not reached the NFC Championship Game since the 1995 season, the fact that we still care this much makes us all eternally optimistic.
This is the strangest season for the Dallas Cowboys going all the way back since the days when Tom Landry was still trying to find a way to his first winning season, so that covers a lot of time. This has been a case of Murphy’s Law on steroids for Dallas, all wrapped up in the middle of a pandemic that would seem to be a badly written apocalyptic novel if we hadn’t lived through the bizarre reality of it.