Since Dak Prescott was down in their opener, the Dallas Cowboys haven’t missed a beat. Cooper Rush is in to lead the team to victories over the reigning AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals, and the division rival New York Giants. The goal is to get Prescott under center for America’s Team as soon possible.
After his team’s win, Jerry Jones, Cowboys owner, joined 105.3 the Fan to discuss Prescott’s timeline. He stated that his recovery is on schedule , and this week will focus on determining how far he’s come.
“I think his progress is nothing short of amazing,” Jones said. “It’s a question of whether or not he’ll be able to grip and throw the ball, and we don’t know that.”
Prescott was injured in his thumb during the Cowboys’ first loss to Tampa Bay. Some feared that it would prevent him from playing for some time. He has made great progress and it looks like he will be back any week.
Although there are new stories about Rush and a QB controversy, Dallas doesn’t pay Prescott $160million to be on the sidelines when he is healthy. With Dallas’ franchise quarterback on his way back, it’s only a matter now.
After Jerry Jones’ remarks, Cowboys fans started talking about the “quarterback controversy” in Dallas. As Cooper Rush won his second consecutive start Monday night, it seems that the noise is growing louder as Dak Prescott makes his way back.
Rush had a great answer for the New York Giants’ situation following Dallas’ victory.
“Well, I keep winning,” Rush told ESPN’s Lisa Salters. “As long as I’m in there, let’s just keep winning, playing smart, trusting each other, both sides of the ball and we’ll be alright.”
Rush has been the Cowboys’ starting quarterback since Prescott’s Week1 injury. He won victories over the Giants and the Cincinnati Bengals, both of which were in primetime. Rush has thrown for 450 yards in each of his starts and two touchdowns, so he will have more than likely a chance to improve on those numbers when Dallas faces the Washington Commanders.