Cooper Rush to start for Cowboys over Garret Gilbert versus Steelers

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The Dallas Cowboys will go with Cooper Rush at quarterback against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at 3:25 p.m. CT.

According to a reliable source who conveyed the information to Fox Sports Texarkana’s Bob DelGiorno, the Cowboys are expected to go with Rush at quarterback and not Garrett Gilbert.

Rookie seventh-rounder Ben DiNucci will not be considered for the start against the Steelers. Cowboys owner, president, and general manager Jerry Jones would prefer to go with a more experienced signal caller against the 7-0 Steelers at AT&T Stadium.

“I think that it was a lot for [DiNucci],” Jones told Dallas-Fort Worth 105.3 “The Fan” on Tuesday. “I think we certainly, as a team, paid the price to have him come in and under those circumstances. And that’s almost trite. It was frankly more than he could handle. I don’t know what you could have expected for somebody to come in under those circumstances. But they’ve got, Philadelphia, if they’re strong anywhere, they can bring the pressure and they can bring some challenges defensively. They did. It was dramatic. And, so, it’s tough to win a ballgame like that.”

The Cowboys were going to go with backup Andy Dalton, who had missed Sunday night’s game with a concussion. However, the former Cincinnati Bengal will miss another week as he has tested positive for COVID-19.