Dallas Cowboys proprietor and basic supervisor Jerry Jones generated headlines when he said on Sept. 22 it will “be something if you had a dilemma as to which way you go” as backup Cooper Rush changed the injured Dak Prescott within the beginning lineup.
Rush has guided the Cowboys to 3 consecutive wins as Prescott continues to get better from the thumb injury he suffered on Sept. 11, and a few at the moment are questioning if the 28-year-old may stay Dallas’ QB1 for Sunday’s recreation on the Los Angeles Rams even when Prescott is cleared to return to motion. ESPN’s Dan Graziano let or not it’s identified no person ought to count on head coach Mike McCarthy to contemplate making such a choice.
“Rush is a backup quarterback for a reason, and backup quarterbacks are, ideally, supposed to do exactly what Rush has done so far — give you a chance to win a handful of games if your starter has to miss time,” Graziano wrote. “A full season of Cooper Rush does not maximize the potential of the Cowboys’ offense, and, yes, that matters. No matter how good your defense is.”
Graziano additionally supplied some perception into the mindsets of McCarthy and others heading into the Rams contest.
“Prescott has abilities as a quarterback that Rush does not have, and once Prescott is ready to play, he needs to play,” Graziano defined concerning the two-time Pro Bowler. “I truly believe the Cowboys understand this and that this is not a discussion they are having internally. It makes for really good fun for those of us who talk about them on the outside, but no, I don’t think they’re considering keeping Rush in the starting role once Prescott is healthy, nor do I think they should.”
Per ESPN stats, Rush started Monday fourth amongst eligible quarterbacks with a 74.0 whole QBR and eleventh with a 95.9 passer score this season. He’s accomplished 60.8% of his throws for 737 yards with 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.
McCarthy told reporters again on Sept. 23 that “there’s no quarterback controversy” and that “Dak is our quarterback.” One wonders if that might change for the 3-1 Cowboys if Rush continues to play effectively as Prescott recovers from harm.