From JMU to QB1, Ben DiNucci ready to step up for Dallas Cowboys

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FRISCO, Texas (WFXR) — It’s safe to say that for Ben DiNucci, this was a different year than what he had envisioned when he completed his collegiate career at James Madison.

“I think if you would’ve told me a year ago that this is where I was going to be in a year. I think I would say no way you’d have to pinch me,” DiNucci said. “Here we are, it’s 2020, no one really knows what to expect the next day, let alone a week down the road.”

Months after getting drafted in the seventh round by Dallas, the NFL rookie getting set to possibly start at quarterback for the Cowboys.

DiNucci started the year out competing for a FCS national championship with the Dukes. Though that game ended in a loss to North Dakota State, the former Pitt Panther found himself back in Frisco, Texas training with the Cowboys.

And now with Dak Prescott done for the year and Andy Dalton dealing with a concussion sustained from the loss to Washington on Sunday, DiNucci has gone from third-string to QB1. And he could start on Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“This team drafted me for a reason and coach McCarthy brought me here for a reason. So if my number is called in the future, I’m going to make sure I do everything I can to keep this show on the road and make sure that the other guys in the locker room got as much faith in me out there as number 4 and number 14.”

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