FCS 2019: QB rating (passing efficiency)1 Trey Lance (NDSU) 180.62 Ben DiNucci (JMU) 169.53 Jack Cook (Dayton) 169.14 Reid Sinnett (San Diego) 168.85 Aaron Winchester (CCSU) 164.96 Kurt Rawlings (Yale) 163.57 Felix Harper (Alcorn) 160.78 Shannon Patrick (UAPB) 160.5 pic.twitter.com/LdVrxL6lls, — FCS Football (@FCS_STATS) April 15, 2020. “(McCarthy) said he’s a baller. He’s very athletic. Dalton completed nine of 19 pass attempts for 75 yards and an interception before he left the Cowboys' 25-3 loss. [1] He was drafted by the Cowboys in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Powered by. Such is the reason he nearly went undrafted and probably would have if Dallas head man Mike McCarthy’s brother wasn’t DiNucci’s eighth-grade basketball coach. Dalton’s Cowboys failed to score a touchdown in the first half of either of his two starts in Dallas, falling to a 21-3 deficit against Arizona the previous Monday night. Ben DiNucci is preparing for what will be his first career #NFL start, if Andy Dalton can't go vs. #Eagles, and although life and pass rushers are coming at him fast — he's locked in: 'No time to waste. We don’t know what we have in Ben DiNucci so simply declaring him the QB3 and a player worthy of a roster spot is extremely premature. They waited until the seventh of their seven picks, taking James Madison’s Ben DiNucci at No.

But on Sunday, when Dalton was knocked out of the game  following an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit, the Cowboys were forced to turn to a little-known rookie.

You can bet Mike McCarthy is determined to groom an unheralded signal caller at some point, it might as well be with Ben DiNucci, a guy who he picked out this year. He’s got a long way to go. Now, with Dalton in the league’s concussion protocol, it appears he is in line to be the starter this week for the team’s primetime matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Dallas Cowboys are going to keep a QB3 on their roster this season and Ben DiNucci has a good shot at being that man. Dalton became Dallas’ starter after quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle on Oct. 11 vs. the New York Giants. Not only does Mike McCarthy’s track record in Green Bay indicate he’s going to keep a third QB on the roster, but he’s on record not too long ago lobbying for a QB4.
He’s going to have to beat out 2019 fifth round draft pick Clayton Thorson, and that’s far from a given. “So if my number’s called in the future, I’m going to make sure that I do everything I can to keep this show on the road and make sure that other guys in the locker room have got as much faith in me as No. DiNucci isn’t Bulger or Romo and likely never will develop into that caliber of QB. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. “[He’s a] talented guy.

The Ben DiNucci hype train was just rerouted to Realityville. Dalton was taken to the locker room and later ruled out for the remainder of the game with a concussion. Good – that’s a sure loss for the Cowboys which I love. The Cowboys said it, and then they did it.

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Dalton flew home with the team and was said to be alert, but if the veteran quarterback can’t play, here are 3 things to know about Ben DiNucci, the Cowboys best hope for a Sunday night victory.

The Cowboys trailed 22-3 when Dalton left the game with 6:32 to play in the third quarter. Cowboys receiver Amari Cooper said he believed the hit was dirty, avoidable once Dalton began to slide.

New coach Mike McCarthy had a history of drafting quarterbacks with the Packers, so the selection comes as no surprise.

Let’s have some fun. We weren’t good at all.”. “Very unfortunate that that had to happen for me to get in the game, but there was no time for me to get nervous or any of that,” DiNucci said after the 25-3 loss.

DiNucci was the team’s seventh round pick, number 231 overall, in this year’s draft out of James Madison. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices.

There were pie-in-the-sky hopes and pipedreams after the Dallas Cowboys drafted the former James Madison quarterback.

With their final selection in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys nabbed themselves a quarterback in Ben DiNucci. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on All DFW Sports and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more.

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He showed both of those traits during one drill in the team period. DALLAS - With their final selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys picked quarterback Ben DiNucci from James Madison. Let’s be honest. Andy Dalton is easily the best back-up QB the franchise has employed in quite some time.

“I’ve got to prepare like I have been for the last two months. Although accurate and capable of using his legs, DiNucci’s (6-3, 209) physical limitations cap his upside as a No.

… This team drafted me for a reason, and Coach McCarthy brought me here for a reason,” said DiNucci. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. The Dallas Cowboys select James Madison QB Ben DiNucci with the No.

Ben DiNucci had his name called in the 7th round of the NFL Draft!#GoDukes pic.twitter.com/SWWOz7biBO, — JMU Football (@JMUFootball) April 26, 2020.

(CBSDFW.com)- Andy Dalton’s injury during Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team meant the Cowboys were down to their third string quarterback: rookie Ben DiNucci. But this year that may change. There were pie-in-the-sky hopes and pipedreams after the Dallas Cowboys drafted the former James Madison quarterback. DiNucci said Dalton didn’t “really remember what happened” and “was just kind of asking me after the game what happened and things of that nature.”, But Dalton did improve as the afternoon wore on and was deemed “alert” enough to board the team bus and join the Cowboys on their flight home, a team spokesperson said. DiNucci isn’t afraid to fire the ball into coverage and hit his receivers on a couple of crossing routes to move the chains. The 23-year-old finished out Sunday’s game taking three sacks, fumbling twice (both recovered by Dallas) and completing two of his three passes for 39 yards.

And his boss likened the 23-year-old to franchise legend Tony Romo, which is … something else.

Getty MORE: Mike McCarthy questions Cowboys players' response to hit on QB Andy Dalton. Dalton had scrambled 6 yards to Dallas’ 9 when Washington linebacker Jon Bostic lowered his shoulder into Dalton’s helmet, knocking it off with a head-first tackle.

Since the sturdily built Dak Prescott took the helm, the Cowboys have been even less inclined to roster a QB3.

The seventh-round draft pick saw his first NFL action in relief of Andy Dalton; he may find himself starting on Sunday versus Philadelphia.

“The player was disqualified from the game. This philosophy explains the Cowboys departure from the norm at QB2. Certainly no one is saying he is, but if you remember, Tony Romo was a college free agent,” Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones said in May, per The Athletic. “Just how bad this year has been. Mike McCarthy questions Cowboys players' response to hit on QB Andy Dalton, quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

231 overall.

4 and No. That’s because historically speaking, new Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy likes to employ three QBs on his roster.

The relatively unknown signal caller from James Madison seemed like a long-shot from the jump. But, we still got a lot of time left. Without Prescott’s heroics, the Dalton-led offense has only generated 13 points across two games; with DiNucci, it could be even worse. Follow USA TODAY Sports' Jori Epstein on Twitter @JoriEpstein. But upon deeper reflection that may not be the case at all.

They drafted me for a reason.'

(CBSDFW.com)- Andy Dalton’s injury during Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team meant the Cowboys were down to their third string quarterback: rookie Ben DiNucci. According to Patrik Walker of CBS Sports, the team is not “looking to sign a veteran starter who might only be needed for one week, but will instead look to DiNucci and potentially add another QB for depth.”. Follow the Heavy on Cowboys Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content!

We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. 14.”. DiNucci was among the standouts of Sunday’s practice, per the team’s in-house report.

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Anybody can win with Aaron Rodgers or even Dak Prescott, but to seemingly create something out of nothing is what separates the real QB gurus from the wannabes. Still, a tough break for a team that already lost Prescott.

The spokesperson and DiNucci agreed Dalton was “in good spirits.”. He knows that NFL QB is the single most important position in sports and without a decent one under center, the Dallas Cowboys have virtually no chance at postseason success. DiNucci could be his low cost replacement if he’s given enough opportunities and proper attention this season.

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