Cooper Rush Sends Clear Message Before Game vs. Bengals

Although the Dallas Cowboys suffered a terrible Week 1, Cooper Rush, the new starting quarterback of the team, feels confident going into Sunday.

Rush, who was the Cowboys’ backup during the first season, will take over for Dak Prescott. Prescott sustained a thumb injury last weekend in the 19-3 loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He will be out of action for several weeks.

Rush stated that Rush and his teammates were “ready to roll” against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

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“I think it’s more about the teammates. All you do every day is want to earn their respect,” Rush said, via Todd Archer of ESPN.com. “To go out there on Sunday, that’s the best way to do it. Go play well. They have my respect. I think they respect me. I think we’ve got a good group. I think we’re ready to roll.”

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Rush was a Cowboys’ starter last season. He threw for 325 yards and 2 touchdowns in a win over the Minnesota Vikings (20-16).

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Dallas was 5-1 entering that game. However, it is now 0-1 with many experts predicting that the team will be unsuccessful this season.

Rush stated that he felt bad after losing a match. Rush said, “You just can’t wait for the next week.” Last year, we were also 0-1. This is the first step.

The Cowboys vs Bengals matchup will begin at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday on CBS

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