Cowboys sign QB Gilbert off Browns’ practice squad
The Dallas Cowboys added to their quarterback room by signing Garrett Gilbert off the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones confirmed the move on his weekly 105.3 FM radio show Tuesday, two days after Cowboys starter Dak Prescott sustained a season-ending ankle injury.
Gilbert, 29, is a former Texas high school star who played collegiately at SMU and Texas before getting drafted in the sixth round by the then-St. Louis Rams in 2014.
Gilbert played one game with the Carolina Panthers in 2018 and five with the Browns in 2019. He has completed 2 of 6 passes for 40 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
Veteran Andy Dalton will make his first start for the Cowboys on Monday night when the Arizona Cardinals come to Arlington, Texas. Rookie Ben DiNucci, a seventh-round pick in 2020 from James Madison, is his backup and Gilbert is the No. 3 option.
Prescott, 27, had surgery on Sunday night to repair a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle. He is expected to make a full recovery.
–Field Level Media