As we prepare to watch week 8 games of the NFL and being delighted, all the games will go on as scheduled after the NFL confirmed that the COVID-19 testing resulted in no new positive test league-wide.
Apart from the good news of having no COVID-19 positive tests in the NFL ahead of Week 8 games, bad news befalls the Dallas Cowboys, who won’t be with their starting quarterback Andy Dalton after he suffered a concussion. During Cowboys Week 7 game against the Washington Football Team, Dalton sustained an injury following a dirt hit in the head by Washington linebacker Jon Bostic.
The Dallas Cowboys suffered a double loss following their defeat from Washington 25-3 and Dalton getting injured and later diagnosed with a concussion. He is going to miss out on the action in Week 8 game at Philadelphia on Sunday night.
On Saturday, the Cowboys announced that their starting quarterback Dalton won’t play in their game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and they are expected to start with rookie Ben DiNucci.
DiNucci, a former star at James Madison, completed 2 of 3 passes for 39 yards after coming into the field as a substitute to relieve Dalton following his injury during the Week 7 game against the Washington Football Team.
Despite not getting suspended, Washington linebacker Jon Bostic was whoever fined $12,000 by the NFL for the illegal dirt helmet-to-helmet hit on Andy Dalton, which resulted in him sustaining a concussion and being ruled out for Sunday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Washington Football Team is now having the two highest fined players in the league this season. The most expensive fine, $15,000, is their defensive end Montez Sweat due to a horse-collar tackle against the Baltimore Ravens during Week 4 game.
Bostic is second with a fine of $12,000 after he was found guilty for lowering his helmet and crunched into Dalton, which resulted from the player sustaining a concussion and missing out to fly with his team as the Philadelphia Eagles host the Dallas Cowboys in their Week 8 game.
Washington Head Coach Ron Rivera, a former linebacker, was dissatisfied with Bostic’s hit and went ahead to say that the veteran player should have known better not to do that.
NFL guidelines for fines depend on the type of misconduct that a player portrays on the field against another player. For instance, use the helmet/launching/spearing $20,000 and hit on a defenseless player $15,000.
The 29-year-old, Bostic, was lucky enough not to be fined more than $12,000 thanks to lack of disciplinary history in his 8-year career, which marked his first career ejection.
We expect a fair and clean game in the league, and the NFL once again stood its ground by not promoting unnecessary tackles by fining Washington Football Team linebacker Jon Bostic $12,000 for the hit in the head of Cowboys’ quarterback Andy Dalton.
Remember to wear a mask, keep a distance, and sanitize your hands.
Rachel Lott is a Reporter for Chroniclex After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College, Rachel got an internship at USA Evening and worked as a Reporter and Producer. Rachel has also worked as a Reporter for WKYC TV and Fox News Channel. Rachel Covers International Developments.