With their final selection in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys nabbed themselves a quarterback in Ben DiNucci.
Despite currently being in contract negotiations, Dak Prescott will be the franchise quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in 2020 and for the foreseeable future. The depth chart behind Prescott includes Cooper Rush and Clayton Thorson. But the Cowboys decided to add to their quarterback room with their final selection in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Dallas made James Madison quarterback Ben DiNucci their pick with the 231st overall selection on Saturday afternoon. After transferring from Pittsburgh, DiNucci would lead the Dukes to the FCS Championship game last season. He’d completed an impressive 70.9 percent of his passes, throwing for 3,441 yards, 29 touchdowns, and six interceptions in 16 games.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound DiNucci is a dual-threat quarterback, able to make plays with his legs when the pocket breaks down. Last season, he racked up 569 rushing yards and ran in seven rushing touchdowns while averaging 4.7 yards on 122 carries.
DiNucci was reportedly receiving interest from the Cleveland Browns and the Chicago Bears as a potential undrafted free agent addition. The Cowboys opted to use their final draft pick to secure the young passer instead.
The Cowboys have been known to take some big swings in the final round of the draft. And they like to have several at-bats to do so, racking up a whopping nine seventh-round selections over the past five years.
The players taken by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round since 2015 are Ohio State running back Mike Weber (2019), Oregon defensive end Jalen Jelks (2019), Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough (2018), Florida defensive tackle Joey Ivie (2017), Ohio State wide receiver Noah Brown (2017), Colorado defensive tackle Jordan Carrell (2017), Wyoming linebacker Mark Nzeocha (2015), Virginia Tech offensive tackle Laurence Gibson (2015), Texas tight end Geoff Swaim (2015).