The Dallas Cowboys are beginning life without Dak Prescott this season and that is one of the more difficult scenarios that they could have ever been faced with from a competitive standpoint. Prescott was playing at an elite level before suffering a season-ending injury during Sunday’s win against the New York Giants. The Cowboys will have to press on this season with backup Andy Dalton as their starter.
Dallas was actually proactive in acquiring a stable backup option this past offseason which is a beneficial thing given the circumstances. With everyone on the depth chart rising by one (Dalton to starter and rookie Ben DiNucci to the top backup) there was suddenly no third quarterback.
The Dallas Cowboys are signing Garrett Gilbert from the Cleveland Browns practice squad
Mike McCarthy said in his Monday press conference that the Cowboys would definitely be adding a third quarterback to give them three moving forward. Many speculated as to who this signal-caller could be, and if you had Garrett Gilbert, then you are the winner.
The #Cowboys are signing QB Garrett Gilbert off the #Browns’ practice squad, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 13, 2020
Garrett Gilbert was on the Cleveland Browns practice squad and has been with them since 2019 when he came off of an impressive performance as the quarterback of the Orlando Apollos in the Alliance of American Football. College football fans in Texas will remember him well as he played both at the University of Texas and SMU.
Gilbert played at SMU, so he has familiarity with the Dallas area. Hopefully the Cowboys don’t have to call on him, but they have someone with professional experience in the event that they need to.
Welcome to the Cowboys, Garrett Gilbert.