For the next few weeks, Dak Prescott will be out of action as he recovers from a thumb injury.
Mike McCarthy, the head coach of the team, must now move on to a Plan A that he never expected to have to rely on. That will be Cooper Rush, who will fill in for Prescott.
McCarthy responded to a question about whether the Cowboys would make roster changes to replace Dak.
Mike Leslie, a veteran writer, says that he expects Dallas to promote Will Grier to Rush’s position as QB2.
…that probably is a reference to moving Will Grier up from the practice squad. It's likely to be Cooper Rush starting, Grier backing him up, for now.
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) September 12, 2022
Rush was last night’s relief for Prescott and completed 7 of 13 passes for 64 yards. He has appeared in 11 Cowboys games since 2017, including one start in 2021.
Rush has completed 38 of 63 passes for 488 yards with three touchdowns, one interception, and 3 touchdowns.
Grier has not participated in any NFL regular season games since 2019, when he made two starts with the Carolina Panthers.