Cowboys QB Andy Dalton’s status after dirty hit to head, revealed
Fortunately, he’s been reported as being alert and will be able to fly home with the team despite the unfortunate hit, per Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News.
Cowboys say Andy Dalton is alert and he will fly home with the team.
— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) October 25, 2020
Dalton completed 9 of 19 passes throughout the course of the game before exiting from the hit. He’d only achieved 75 yards in the feat along with one interception. The Cowboys went on to lose in what was a blowout at the hands of Washington. While head coach Mike McCarthy had quite a few complaints following the horrible loss, one of his main emphasis came in terms of protecting one another, something that evidently wasn’t apparent following the hit to Dalton.
“We speak all the time about playing for one another, protecting one another,” stated McCarthy following the game. “It definitely was not the response you would expect.”
The news of Dalton being able to remain in good standings for the weeks to come is a positive for the Cowboys. Though he was noted as saying that he felt OK, he also acknowledged that he didn’t remember what happened on the play of the hit. Despite a subpar outing on Sunday, Dalton was able to help deliver a win against the New York Giants in Week 5, an outing that resulted in the unfortunate ending of Dak Prescott’s season.
He then turned around with a decent performance against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6, though it resulted in a loss. He completed 63 percent of his passes for one touchdown in the matchup.
As for Jon Bostic, he was later ejected for his actions against Dalton. Rookie passer Ben DiNucci was inserted into the game following Dalton’s exit. He completed two of his three passes for 39 yards.
The Cowboys will have time to reset after the blowout as they face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8, giving them a much-needed chance for a win.