Former Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Ben DiNucci is tired of people, especially Cowboys fans, giving Dak Prescott trash on Twitter.
DiNucci was a seventh-round pick by the Cowboys in the 2020 NFL Draft, and while he only played three games for Dallas in 2020, he was a part of the practice squad and QB group for two solid years before getting released this season.
Keep in mind that DiNucci almost beat out Cooper Rush for a spot this year. Although Rush was far more ingrained in the offense, DiNucci was actually the better-performing backup quarterback as far as the 2022 preseason games were concerned.
He considers Prescott a close friend and is annoyed with people expecting him to be the league’s No. 1 quarterback, especially after coming back from a serious thumb injury.
Fans were tweeting out messages like this absurd one that WFAA’s Mike Leslie responded to:
The sad thing is that the majority of Cowboys fans seem to hate Prescott. If he does well, it’s not good enough. If he does poorly, it’s “cut him immediately.” If a backup QB does his job and wins some games on the heels of the defense, it’s a QB controversy.
Apparently, Cowboys Nation was once again unimpressed with No. 4’s performance against the Lions, despite getting his team a win after quickly healing from thumb surgery.
That didn’t sit well with DiNucci. The current free agent (he did have a tryout with the Dolphins when Tua Tagovailoa was dealing with his concussion issues) was amazed by the constant jabs the Cowboys QB gets on Twitter. So, he sent out his own tweet in support of his former teammate.
Former Cowboys backup Ben DiNucci shows support for Dak Prescott on Twitter
Prescott returned to the helm on Sunday against the Lions after missing five weeks. While the offense was certainly sluggish in the first half, is it at all realistic to expect an immediate jump from zero to 100 in a quarterback’s first game back after an injury? Apparently, it is for the 29-year-old whose fan base expects him to be superhuman.
Prescott ended the day with 207 yards, a touchdown, and completed 19 of his 25 passes. Is that excellent? No. Did it get the team a win and do more than Rush had in some previous games? It certainly did.
The people who hate Prescott will never change their minds no matter what he does. It’s nice to see that some people can recognize that he’s still a top-12 (at worst) quarterback in this league.