The Dallas Cowboys are reeling in the wake of Dak Prescott’s season-ending injury and things have only gotten worse in the weeks since.
Injuries have devastated the Cowboys this season and the team now sits at 2-6.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones scoffed at the idea of tanking, but suggested the team will play younger players.
“Tanking has nothing to do with the performance of a player, the performance of a coach, the performance of getting better, the performance of the things you do to try to win the ballgame in my mind,” Jones said.
“Could you make a decision to play a younger player more or a player that you’re going to be pretty firm that you’re going to be going forward with in contract wise than a different situation? And the answer is I can see that. Yeah. I can see that you make sure that you get these guys those reps. The only way to have and get better in the NFL is for reps, and game reps are precious, hard to come by.”
Backup quarterback Andy Dalton will miss his second consecutive game after suffering a concussion, and after watching third-string quarterback Ben DiNucci struggle last week, the Cowboys will reportedly turn to either Garrett Gilbert or Cooper Rush.