According to reports, the Dallas Cowboys have made their final decision regarding quarterback Dak Prescott’s condition ahead of their matchup against the Rams. The Cowboys had previously stated that Prescott would be returning to the Rams game as he recovers from his throwing hand surgery. According to a Tuesday report Prescott will not return to the field for at least one week.
“Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott won’t play this Sunday at Rams, person familiar with situation said. His availability is considered not realistic at this stage in recovery. Cooper Rush it is again. Will Grier the backup,” explained Dallas Morning News‘ Michael Gehlken.
While Prescott is still recovering, Dallas will be looking to Cooper Rush to maintain his stellar start as an NFL starter. Rush is now a Cowboys starter after being asked to play against the Minnesota Vikings last season. Rush won that game.
Rush was the sixth undrafted quarterback to win his four first starts in NFL history. He is also the only one to win all four with a passer score of 90 or more.
While Prescott has been clear in Dallas that Prescott will be their starter, they hope to see him back on field next week against the Philadelphia Eagles. Rush has shown tremendous leadership. Dallas looked vulnerable after starting the season with a loss, and Prescott’s injury.
Dallas’ record has improved to 3-1 since Rush was called in as a relief. Rush has amassed 737 yards passing and four touchdowns while completing 60.8% and throwing zero interceptions. Rush’s passer rating of 95.9 is impressive, and he has compiled the stat sheet in just three games.