Another week of Cooper Rush will be on tap for the Cowboys, who are preparing for one of their highest-profile matchups in recent years. Mike McCarthy said his backup will make another start Sunday night against the Eagles.
Out since suffering a thumb injury in Week 1, Dak Prescott is scheduled to throw for the first time since the injury Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com tweets. But the seventh-year Dallas starter’s timetable remains up in the air. Prescott had wanted to come back in Week 5, but he is on track to miss a fifth game as a result of this injury.
Jerry Jones said last week Prescott was still having trouble gripping a football. The Cowboys have understandably wanted their Pro Bowl starter to go through at least a week of throwing in practice before returning. With Prescott’s Wednesday session to be on the side, that stage of his return timetable has not yet begun. It opens the door for Rush to attempt to push his starter record to 6-0.
Rush’s unexpected run of success began in a Sunday Night Football cameo, when he quarterbacked the Cowboys to a road win over the Vikings last season. Rush, 28, began his Cowboys career in 2017, when he joined the team as a UDFA. He impressed Jason Garrett‘s coaching staff enough to become Prescott’s primary backup. The Central Michigan alum, however, did not make any starts during his first go-round with the team. Prescott began his career with 70 consecutive starts, taking over after a Tony Romo preseason injury in 2016, and Rush was with the Giants when Dallas’ starter went down with an ankle injury.
The Cowboys circled back to Rush in 2020, after the Giants waived him, and have seen that reinvestment pay off. Rush has completed 61% of his passes (7.1 yards per attempt) and has thrown four TD passes compared to zero INTs. Jones and McCarthy have stressed no quarterback competition exists here, but the Cowboys have seen Rush guide a 4-1 start — one that sets up one of the bigger Cowboys-Eagles matchups this century. Philadelphia enters Sunday’s game as the NFL’s last remaining unbeaten.
15 comments on “Cowboys Preparing To Start Cooper Rush In Week 6”
I say this as a cowboys fan.
Even if dak played the odds of them beating the Eagles are pretty low. With the game manager Cooper Rush I could see a blowout by halftime. Not being negative that’s just my unbiased opinion
So the Cowboys, and Cooper Rush, already beat the two teams who played in last year’s Super Bowl, but it’s the Eagles who are going to blow them out? I highly doubt you’re a Cowboys fan.
Because last year means so much. Let’s forget that the bengals look like garbage and the rams offensive line is Mia. Good for you to live in the past though. Maybe if you watched football this year and saw how dominating the eagles look you’d actually understand where I’m coming from. You’re the type who has gamecast on in the background and claims they watched the whole game. Get a clue
You clearly don’t know football. Living in the past? How’d the Eagles look against Jacksonville? How about Arizona? You’re just an Eagles ball-licker masquerading as a Cowboys fan. Learn the game. Pathetic.
Wow your life must be amazing if this is how you interact with people. I’ll just leave you be in your misery. Enjoy 🙂
That’s the best you’ve got? I retract my previous statement about you being a Philly fan. Philly fans are a lot tougher than that. They boo Santa Claus
I was wrong. You were right. I’ll own it.
Dallas sucks. Philly is awesome. Hope you won some money betting on Philly.
Yeah, neither of those teams is looking good, in large part because of their offensive lines. The Cowboys are well built to torment a struggling offensive line, and that has nothing to do with Cooper Rush.
What happen? You got beat lol
Keep hanging ur hat on that LA win. They have no oline. What are you gonna do when you have a great oline and great dline beating you up all game?
I didn’t say the Cowboys would win, it just won’t be a blowout, and DEFINITELY not a blowout by halftime. That’s asinine. And it’s not just the LA win, in LA, also Cin, also NYG. Dallas has a weak offense, but great defense and special teams. That keeps them in games, and sometimes wins games for them.
Not so sure about that. I like the conservative play calling for Rush. I hated Dak throwing 40 times a game. Run the ball and things open up. Not to mention the way this D is playing ya don’t need to score 30 to win
I like Philly at the current line, but I think a TD to two TD as a margain is where I see it. Close game that probably looks more lopsided than it is. Dallas always is tough for Philly.
Regardless of QB starter; I like the ‘boys here. Philly O line has taken a beating over the last 2 weeks. That’s the difference maker.
I wish this site would really mute people you mute. I don’t care that someone I muted replied to one of my comments.