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Pine-Richland’s Ben DiNucci Likely to Get Start Sunday Night for Dallas Cowboys



Life has changed drastically in the last year for former Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci.

At this time last year, DiNucci has winding down the regular season with James Madison and getting ready to compete in the FCS Playoffs where he’d get to the championship game before losing to #1 seed North Dakota State, 28-20.

One year later, not only is DiNucci in the NFL but he’s likely to get the start on Sunday Night Football.

With Dallas Cowboys starter Andy Dalton still in the NFL’s concussion protocol, DiNucci is in line to start for the Cowboys in an important game against their rival Philadelphia Eagles.

DiNucci once again took all the snaps with the first team on Friday as Dalton has been unable to go. Dalton will hold one more practice on Saturday prior to Sunday’s game.

”If Andy would practice, that would be the only chance he would have to play in the game,” Dallas Head Coach Mike McCarthy told Todd Archer of  “As of right now, he’s not scheduled to practice.”

DiNucci entered this past Sunday’s game in the 3rd quarter after Dalton took a nasty shot to the head from Washington linebacker Jon Bostic. DiNucci completed his first NFL pass to wide receiver Amari Cooper.’

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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