Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can relate to the Denver Broncos. His team has struggled with missing quarterbacks, too.
The difference is that Jones’ team lost their QBs to injury, while the Broncos lost them to COVID-19 testing and tracing.
The Cowboys have started four quarterbacks in five games. Starter Dak Prescott broke his ankle, and backup Andy Dalton got a concussion. That left them with Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert.
Meanwhile, the Broncos lost everyone at once and had to use practice squad receiver Kendall Hilton in Sunday’s 31-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints. He completed a pass — one pass! — for the entire game.
Jones says he can relate.
“I don’t know that Denver had any more challenge than we did with DiNucci or young quarterbacks we’ve had,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.
The Cowboys are in last place in the NFC East at 3-8, which is also good enough to be one game out of first. The Broncos are next-to-last in the AFC West at 4-7.
Both are hoping for a reliable gunslinger to finish their lost seasons. In that sense, Jones is correct. They are very much the same.