Garrett Gilbert has suddenly made a long and wildly unimpressive Dallas Cowboys quarterback carousel mushroom into a quarterback controversy, loosely stated, and even if it is for the right to lead a 2-7 team into the second half of a 2020 season torpedoed by injury and a myriad of other glaring factors. It's been an unmitigated disaster following the season-ending injury to Dak Prescott suffered in Week 5, and Andy Dalton has now missed the last two games after suffering a concussion and then having been placed on the COVID-19 list while trying to be cleared from the first injury.
It's undetermined if Dalton will be cleared to return from both concussion protocol and the COVID-19 list in Week 11, but it's likely he'll suit up, considering the fact he'll have two weeks before the Cowboys meet the Minnesota Vikings at US Bank Stadium. The story went on to say the problem for Dalton and the Cowboys is now clear, because they need to figure out if they'll return the keys to him after consistently hammering home their belief in him and accompanying salary, or if they'll ride with Gilbert.
DAL QB Dak Prescott - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 5 vs. New York Giants
The struggles in Dallas are not enough to slow down Dak Prescott's fantasy campaign as he has now thrown for 450 yards in three consecutive games and has 12 total touchdowns on the season. Prescott is playing at a high level, but some of his gaudy stats can be attributed to the Cowboys' horrific defense which has required the Dallas offense to light up the scoreboard on a weekly basis to have any shot at winning. The Dallas defense does not look like it is going to improve anytime soon, so Prescott should continue to throw at close to a league-leading clip. The Giants rank in the top 10 of our schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric for opposing quarterbacks, meaning Prescott is set up with a nice matchup in a game the Cowboys will be desperate to win. He should be started weekly as a high-end QB1 due to his massive ceiling that results from a combination of game script, talent and supporting cast.