Report: Washington’s Jon Bostic won’t be suspended for dirty hit on Cowboys’ Andy Dalton
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton left Sunday’s game against the Washington Football Team after suffering a vicious hit from linebacker Jon Bostic in the third quarter. Bostic was ejected from the game but isn’t expected to be suspended, per ESPN‘s Adam Schefter.
Given the nature of the hit, it’s certainly a bit surprising that Bostic isn’t being given a suspension. It was a scary sight to see Dalton seemingly knocked out momentarily after the hard hit to the head, though he’s reportedly feeling a bit better now.
The Red Rifle was in the middle of starting his second game since the season-ending injury of Cowboys star Dak Prescott. Dalton tallied 75 passing yards on a 9-of-19 passing clip along with a pick before he was ruled out with a concussion.
A rookie in third-string gunslinger Ben DiNucci was slotted by Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy to play under center in the wake of Dalton’s injury. The James Madison product wasn’t able to get much going either.
The presence of Washington’s defensive line showed out in the game with six sacks, an interception and a forced fumble dealt to the Cowboys. Ezekiel Elliott was limited to only 45 rushing yards on 12 carries, while rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb had zero catches on five targets and struggled with drops.
America’s Team never recovered from the deep hole and ultimately succumbed to a 25-3 defeat to Washington. The Cowboys are now 2-5 on the season and heading in the wrong direction, though not all is lost given the nature of the truly horrendous NBC East.
On the other hand, Washington head coach Ron Rivera and his squad improved to a 2-5 record to nab second place in the division. They won’t be back in action until Nov. 8 against the lowly New York Giants.