Andy Dalton suffers concussion after vicious head shot from Jon Bostic
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton left Sunday’s game against Washington with a concussion after he was on the receiving end of a ruthless hit.
Dalton was trying to scramble for a first down deep in Dallas territory when he took a brutal head shot from Washington linebacker Jon Bostic. Dalton had clearly gone into a slide, but that didn’t stop Bostic from launching his shoulder and helmet at Dalton’s head.
Bostic with the dirty hit on Andy Dalton – how. was this necessary? Big fine coming and IMO this guy should be ejected #DALvsWAS #NFL2020 #NFL #DallasCowboys #CowboysNation #WashingtonFootball #SportsTalkLine pic.twitter.com/p6Kkhq8Kff
— Steven Van Over (@StevenVanOver) October 25, 2020
Dalton laid motionless on the turf for a couple of seconds after the hit. He was immediately removed from the game, and Bostic was flagged for unnecessary roughness and ejected. Here’s another angle of the play:
Jeez, this is a nasty hit by Jon Bostic on Andy Dalton. Bostic ejected. pic.twitter.com/9MkYbJY1WO
— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) October 25, 2020
Bostic will almost certainly be fined for the play and should be suspended. That’s the exact type of head-hunting hit the NFL has been trying to get rid of for years.
With Dalton and Dak Prescott both injured, rookie seventh-round pick Ben DiNucci took over for the Cowboys. Dallas was trailing 22-3 at the time, and Dalton was seen earlier in the game ripping into his offensive line on the sideline.