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Cowboys Reportedly Cut Quarterback On Tuesday Morning

A closeup of a Dallas Cowboys football helmet.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 02: A detail photo of a Dallas Cowboys helmet before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on December 2, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly parted ways with one of their quarterbacks.

According to ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, the NFC East franchise has released young quarterback Ben DiNucci.

The former James Madison University quarterback played in three games for the Cowboys last season. He started a Sunday Night Football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, throwing for 180 yards on 21 of 40 passes in a 23-9 loss.

The Cowboys had a competition for the backup quarterback job this preseason. Cooper Rush is believed to be the favorite for that position.

DiNucci, 24, was a seventh round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. He began his career at Pittsburgh before transferring to James Madison. DiNucci finished his college career as one of the best quarterbacks in program history.

The Cowboys are scheduled to open the 2021 season on Thursday, Sept. 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. E.T. The game will air on NBC.