Cowboys to waive QB Ben DiNucci
Ben Di Nucci will not be on the Cowboys’ 53-man roster to start the season. Dallas Cuts Third-Year Setter Todd Archer From ESPN.com tweet.
The former seventh-round pick was behind Cooper Rush and Will Grier on the Dak Prescott– topped depth chart. Rush and Grier fought over the back-up position during pre-season, and the presence of the two could impact DiNucci’s status as the practice arm of the squad.
That said, the Cowboys kept three quarterbacks last season, with Rush — who returned after his stint with the Giants — and Grier on the team’s active roster. DiNucci, who started one game and played three during Prescott’s 2020 injury break, spent last season on Dallas’ P team. DiNucci, who attempted 43 passes as a James Madison rookie two years ago, has remained with the team via a reserve/term contract this offseason.
Teams must reduce their rosters from 80 to 53 by 3 p.m. Tuesday. Exemption requests will be processed on Wednesday afternoon. At this point, teams can start assembling their practice squads. Although the NFL scrapped the reserve/COVID-19 roster this season, taxi teams remain at 16 players. If the Cowboys plan to keep the same arrangement as in 2021, DiNucci — if he accepts the waivers — would be on track to stay with the organization as the fourth QB.