Rookie QB Ben DiNucci is going to get a baptism by fire to the NFL as he makes his first start against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football.
Ahead of his first start for America’s Team, ESPN NFL analyst Randy Moss had a message for him. On today’s edition of NFL Countdown, Moss said that all he needs to do is make “one big play” to galvanize the team.
“From the outside looking in, they don’t look like they are in it for one another… It just takes one play to ignite a team,” Moss said. “One big play… it starts at the QB position… I can’t wait to see this QB and his athletic ability tonight.”
Moss isn’t the only one. All of America will be watching to see if Ben DiNucci has the skills to beat the struggling Eagles, or if he’ll struggle the same way most of the team has all season.
Randy Moss on NFL Countdown on the Cowboys: “From the outside looking in, they don’t look like they are in it for one another. … It just takes one play to ignite a team. One big play…it starts at the QB position…I can’t wait to see this QB and his athletic ability tonight.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 1, 2020
DiNucci was the No. 231 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He spent the last two seasons at James Madison University in FCS, earning conference Player of the Year honors after throwing for 3,441 yards, 29 touchdowns and completing 71-percent of his passes.
That standout performance was good enough to get him drafted, and good enough to earn the No. 3 QB position behind Dak Prescott and Andy Dalton in training camp. But injuries to the two QBs have forced DiNucci into action only eight weeks into his first NFL season.
We’ve seen QBs come out of nowhere to have great first games, but we’ve also seen plenty fall on their faces.
However the first page of Ben DiNucci’s story is written, all of America will see it tonight.