5 Steelers players who disappointed in win over the Cowboys
By Tommy Jaggi
QB Dwayne Haskins
Following the game, there was a narrative going around on Twitter that Dwayne Haskins outperformed Mason Rudolph. People see what they want to see sometimes I guess. I’m not denying that Haskins has a bit more upside and that he has been the better player at training camp (I witnessed this firsthand). However, his performance against the Cowboys was simply not good – there’s no getting around it.
On 13 pass attempts, Haskins completed just 8 balls for a mere 54 yards (4.2 yards per attempt) to go with the second-worst passer rating of the six quarterbacks who played in this game with a 70.7. Though there could have been one or two passes that receivers may have been able to reel in, I can think of two erred throws off the top of my head that were totally on him.
If some fans take the blinders off, they will see that Haskins played exactly like the quarterback we’ve seen over the past two years for Washington. No big plays down the field, spotty accuracy, nearly everything a check-down underneath.
Dwayne Haskins could still have a chance at the number two quarterback job this year, but it was actually Josh Dobbs who looked like the best of the three on Thursday night. He will need to bounce back next week against the Eagles if he wants to climb the depth chart soon.