Cooper Rush offers the Cowboys ‘best quarterback’ play, and that’s a big win for Jerry Jones & Company.

after, after Duck Prescott injured his hand in Cowboys in DallasSeason Opener – Appropriately Replaced by Backup Cooper Rush Although the Cowboys lost – team owner Suggest Jerry Jones Perhaps the outbreak of controversy in the middle is beneficial to the team.

“Wouldn’t it be a thing if you had a dilemma about which way to go?” Jones asked.

This was dismissed as Jerry being Jerry, or more clearly the owner Jerry being the owner Jerry. After all, the one thing Jones hates more than people talking about cowboys is that people don’t talk at all about cowboys.

Prescott lost in the first week is a recipe for it. A lot of critics were already declaring the season over.

However, the desire for a “quarterback controversy” to erupt between the $40 million QB franchise and the unoccupied 28-year-old operations man seems a bit too much.

“It’s all marketing,” running back Ezekiel Elliot He said. “He wants you all to tap and listen, too.”

Well, maybe it was. Perhaps it was a way to keep the cowboys in the headlines. Then again, what he said made sense. If Rush steps in and plays well, that’s good for Dallas. This meant that the Cowboys were more likely to win the games. And besides, when does a team not want so many talented options?

The Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Rush (10) quarterback has won both starts this season, keeping the Cowboys on schedule.  (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

The Dallas Cowboys Cowboys Rush (10) quarterback has won both starts this season, keeping the Cowboys on schedule. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

“Same thing that happened with Prescott,” Jones said, recalling how Duck beat Tony Romo for the job in 2016. “I think so.”

Or maybe, just maybe, Jerry Jones knew – or confidently – predicted what he might have in his Cooper Rush.

Maybe, just maybe, this wasn’t owner Jerry’s talk, but General Manager Jerry laid the groundwork for people to admit he’s made some nice moves lately.

That definitely includes Rush, who throws for 450 yards and two touchdowns while playing very well on back-to-back starts (both wins).

Dallas is now 2-1 and a season once considered doomed is headed toward competition for the playoffs. The Cowboys host the bumbling Washington team on Sunday and Prescott is already looking forward to the return of Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams.

Head coach Mike McCarthy has been clear that there is no doubt who will be the kicker when Prescott returns. That’s not to underestimate what Rush did – beat AFC champion Cincinnati and then, on Monday, on the road against his rival. New York Giants.

Nor does he rule out what he might do. Prescott may want to come back soon, but there are no guarantees.

Someone in Dallas saw something in Rush that no one else in the league had done, enough to bet he was a capable and competent backup for Prescott.

Rush went without drafting in 2017 coming from central Michigan. Dallas signed him, but he never played him. Over the next three seasons he threw three assists combined. In 2020, he left for the Giants but never left the coaching staff.

He returned to Dallas for the 2021 season, but saw only one game of purposeful action—the start of Week Eight where he went 24 of 40 for 325 yards, two touchdowns and a Minnesota intercept. The Cowboys won though. It was enough apparently.

Instead of finding another backup for Prescott, Dallas doubled down on Rush. It pays huge dividends. Not only does Rush manage attack well – it builds on Elliott and Tony Pollard – But he plays in late playing positions.

“[Rush] Jones told 105.3 The Fan Tuesday in his weekly radio interview.

He can. At least so far he plays like her. It’s not enough for there to be any hesitation when Prescott returns, but then again, Rush has at least another week to show himself.

Know this, though: Dallas’ decision to believe in a man with almost no track record in the game (only 50 pass attempts in the regular season before this year) is one of the franchise’s best decisions recently. It’s not crafting Micah Parsons (12 in 2021) or sir lamb (17th in 2020) or even Prescott in the 2016 fourth round, but the 2022 campaign is in a very different place because of that.

Jones has a mixed record as a general manager, and he once said that, based on the results, the owner of the Cowboys should fire the Cowboys GM.

In that respect, though, the front office got it right, and whether Jones was acting like a royal noise man or a confident general manager, it seemed like he might have known what he was saying when he brought up the idea of ​​what Cooper Rush might do.

QB controversy? No. Not yet and probably not ever.

Dallas is still in the conversation…for all the right reasons? definitely.

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