Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, made waves yesterday when he suggested that he would be open to a quarterback dispute between Dak Prescott, an injured starter, and backup Cooper Rush.
However, Mike McCarthy, the head coach, doesn’t seem to agree with this assessment. McCarthy spoke to the media and stated that Dak is Cowboys’ starting quarterback, but they still want Rush success.
“Clearly, everybody in our locker room and everybody in the building, Jerry included, Dak is our quarterback. We want Cooper to be successful as possible. So, I think it stops right there,” McCarthy said.
Jerry Jones is focused on the results. Even if Rush succeeds in places where Dak may fail, it will cause controversy, regardless of how much McCarthy supports his starter.
Jerry Jones wouldn’t mind a QB controversy between Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush. He said he’d walk to New York if it meant Rush played so well going forward that the Cowboys had a tough decision to make pic.twitter.com/3aG98I3Fx5
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 22, 2022
We may be getting ahead ourselves. Cooper Rush is 2-0 as an opener, but he hasn’t set the world ablaze in his two starts.
Rush completed 60 percent of his 94 career passes, for 723 yards and four touchdowns, with only one interception. These are good numbers, but not great starting points.
Rush will be the first to start against the New York Giants on Monday night. Maybe there will be more to discuss if Rush can separate that team from its rapid growth.
Cooper Rush could replace Dak Prescott as Cowboys’ first job.