Rookie Chad Williams ran 33 yards on an end-around to ignite an eight-play, 71-yard drive that culminated in Dawson’s 32-yard field goal to put Arizona ahead 9-7 with 5:59 to play. Gabbert overthrew a wide-open Larry Fitzgerald in the end zone on third down to force the field goal.
That makes him the worst quarterback of the three who have taken snaps for Denver, but he’s got the highest ceiling. His competition is Siemian, a former seventh-round pick whose play has dropped off from an unimpressive, but competent, 2016 and Osweiler, a man Cleveland paid $16 million to stay the hell out of its QB race.
Of the aforementioned trio, the developmental prospect Lynch is the only lock to remain with his 2017 team. Siemian’s inexpensive contract makes him a valuable backup, but his lack of dead cap money also makes him an expendable cut should the team decide to go for a larger reboot at quarterback. Osweiler is a free agent after the season and remains bad at football.
Barea added a pair of free throws with 24.9 seconds left to pull Dallas to 93-92. But Crawford and Taj Gibson each hit a pair of free throws to secure the victory for Minnesota, its third in the past four games.
Asked how he felt about getting the hook, Price said “well, I didn’t wake up this morning hoping to get pulled. … It was a big game for us, Saturday night. But we fell flat.”
Galchenyuk drifted to the front of the net in time to redirect Jeff Petry’s feed past Brossoit on a power play with 6:16 remaining in the second to get Montreal on the scoreboard.
Brendan Gallagher took two minor penalties early in the third and Edmonton capitalized on the second one as Klefbom’s point shot went in off Montreal defenseman Karl Alzner’s skate at 2:39.