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Report: Cowboys to Start QB Garrett Gilbert vs Steelers

Who will be the starting for the in Week 9? That's been the million-dollar question all week for leading up to their showdown with the undefeated on Sunday.

Rookie got the keys to the car so to speak last week vs the and produced a pedestrian nine points. The Cowboys decided they'd go in another direction, leaving only and as the only options. According to Tom Pelissero of , the latter will get the start this Sunday.

Gilbert was selected in the of the 2014 by the then . He was released in August during final cuts, only to be signed back to the in September, and then released again in October. He would then be signed to the practice squad in December and earned a ring when they defeated the .

He would spend the next several seasons on practice squads for the , , and .

In November of 2018, Gilbert was drafted by the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football. In April of 2019, after the AAF suspended operations, Gilbert was signed to the .

In October, Gilbert was signed off of the Browns practice by the Cowboys to back up after suffered a season-ending ankle .

Gilbert has only completed two of his six career passes in the NFL for a total of 40 yards. Now, he gets to take on the Steelers fifth-ranked and is doing so with an that's struggled mightily in 2020 due to and playing undrafted rookies.

Will Gilbert give the Cowboys enough to pull off an upset of the Steelers? Only time will tell.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
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