Dalton is expected to start in Week 11 even though many who follow the team seem to think the team would be much better off going with Gilbert, who kept the Cowboys in the game against the Steelers in Week 9.
The Cowboys wasted no time double stamping Andy Dalton as QB1 coming out of their Week 10 bye, with both owner Jerry Jones and VP of Player Personnel Stephen Jones taking to the airwaves to rub Dalton's back, after the veteran missed two consecutive weeks with injury.
First, when asked who'll be starter when the Cowboys take on the Minnesota Vikings, the elder Jones pounded the proverbial table.
"Andy is," he told 105.3FM the Fan on Tuesday. "When we signed Andy, I really thought we had arguably the best backup quarterback that I've ever been associated with, and we've had some good ones with Jason Garrett and I don't want to go over guys like that -- Bernie Kosar -- which are names that are from the past. But still, to have Andy Dalton as your backup quarterback when in fact Andy is, in my mind, a very legitimate starter."
The story said sources told CBS to not rule out the possibility of Gilbert as starter in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings for a variety of reasons, despite team comments. The story also said they may be leaning Dalton because the team signed him this offseason to a one-year deal that included a $2 million signing bonus and $3 million in total guarantees.
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.
It was between Gilbert and Cooper Rush after Ben DiNucci had an extremely forgettable debut Sunday night against the Eagles. Needless to say, the Cowboys are in a rough spot, though Gilbert was actually the leader in passing yards in the short-lived Alliance of American Football. Gilbert is our No. 28 quarterback this week.