Tommy DeVito, Giants' undrafted rookie QB, to start vs. Cowboy
IN RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSY -- Tommy DeVito, an undrafted rookie quarterback, will start for the New York Giants against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Daniel Jones tore his ACL in his right knee on Sunday in Las Vegas, so DeVito will start in place of the freshly signed veteran Matt Barkley
Due to a rib cage injury, backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor is already on injured reserve.
The Giants will start an undrafted rookie in a non-strike game for the first time in the common draft era. DeVito will be the NFL's tenth undrafted
rookie starter since 2010, and the second this season. Tyson Bagent has started each of the Chicago Bears' last three games.
"It's going to be thrilling." "It's going to be a lot of fun," DeVito predicted. "It's supposed to be a fantastic venue over there." "I'm excited about it."
DeVito will also be the NFL's 10th rookie quarterback to start a game this season.
DeVito beats out Barkley because he has been with the Giants since the spring. Despite knowing coach Brian Daboll's offense from their time together in Buffalo, Barkley was only signed to New York's practice squad last week.
According to ESPN, Barkley was signed to the Giants' active roster on Wednesday after Jones was placed on injured reserve.
Earlier this week, New York added quarterback Jacob Eason to the practice squad.
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