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Dallas Cowboys Sign Veteran QB Garrett Gilbert

In the wake of 's season-ending ankle and taking over as starting , the have added veteran QB to their . He was on the ' .

Gilbert was a 6th-round pick in 2014 by the . He has had stops with six other teams since then, mostly on practice squad but occasionally on the active roster. He's only been active for six games and attempted six passes in the NFL so far.

However, in 2019 Garrett was one of the standout players in the short-lived Alliance of American Football. During the 8-week run of the second-tier professional league, Gilbert was arguably the top QB as he led the AAF in passing yards, attempts, completion, and . He threw 13 touchdowns to only three interceptions for the Orlando Apollos.

The Cowboys have had Gilbert on their radar before this year, having brought him in for a workout during the 2017 . But that was an entirely different staff, so perhaps had his eye on the QB in the past as well.

It will be interesting to see how the looks behind Andy Dalton going forward. The Cowboys still have 7th-round rookie on the roster and he's at least been able to learn the system over the last few months.

Gilbert will likely be inactive this week as Dallas hosts the on , giving DiNucci his first appearance on the game-day roster. But time will tell if the Cowboys entrust him with more responsibility as the season develops.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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