Giants tab QB Tommy DeVito to start vs. Cowboys

Nov 5, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; New York Giants quarterback Tommy DeVito (15) is pressured by Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) during the fourth quarter at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants undrafted rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito will start Sunday’s road game against the Dallas Cowboys, coach Brian Daboll announced Wednesday.

Daboll also said outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari will be designated to return from injured reserve, thereby opening his 21-day practice window. Ojulari was placed on IR on Oct. 15 due to an ailing ankle.

DeVito, 25, is getting the nod after Daniel Jones tore the ACL in his right knee on the final play of the first quarter in Sunday’s 30-6 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Jones is out for the rest of the season.

DeVito replaced Jones but threw two interceptions in his first three pass attempts before finishing with 175 yards and a touchdown.

Matt Barkley will serve as the backup quarterback for the Giants (2-7) in their game against the Cowboys (5-3).

Ojulari, 23, had two tackles in three games (all starts) this season.

He has totaled 65 tackles, 13.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 27 career games (21 starts) since being selected by New York in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

–Field Level Media

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