The Pittsburgh Steelers will give first-round pick Kenny Pickett his first career start when the quarterback leads his team on the road against the heavily favoured Buffalo Bills on Sunday, the team confirmed Tuesday.
Pickett replaced an ineffective Mitchell Trubisky last week in a 24-20 loss against the visiting New York Jets.
The University of Pittsburgh product completed 10 of 13 passes for 120 yards and threw three interceptions.
Trubisky, the backup to Josh Allen last year in Buffalo, won Pittsburgh’s starting job out of camp. The Steelers are 1-3 with the former Chicago Bears first-round pick (second overall, 2017) as starter.
The Steelers picked Pickett 20th overall this year.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s grip on the ball does not make him well enough to play just yet, owner Jerry Jones told a Dallas radio station on Tuesday.
Assuming Prescott can’t return, Cooper Rush would make his fourth consecutive start for the Cowboys on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Cowboys are 3-0 this season with Rush as a starter after Prescott suffered a thumb injury in a season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.