FRISCO, Texas — Owner and normal supervisor Jerry Jones desires Cooper Rush to make lifestyles tricky for the Dallas Cowboys.
He desires Rush, the backup quarterback, to play so neatly that there would be controversy as as to whether Dak Prescott would suppose the beginning function as soon as he is wholesome sufficient to play after present process proper thumb surgical operation closing week.
“Of course I would. Of course. That means we’d have won,” Jones mentioned. “If he comes in there and plays as well as Prescott played, Rush? Played that well over these next games ahead? I’d walk to New York to get that.”
As Jones spoke, ideas of 2016 emerged. Prescott used to be a rookie fourth-round select that 12 months, filling in for an injured Tony Romo, who harm his again in a preseason sport. After dropping the season opener that 12 months, the Cowboys received a franchise-record 11 immediately video games and Romo by no means regained his beginning place. Can Rush do this?
“Well, I don’t know that,” Jones mentioned. “You can’t find on record where I said I thought Dak Prescott could do it when he stepped in and had the chance to do that. But he did it.”
Rush will make his 2nd immediately get started on Monday towards the New York Giants and simply the 3rd of his occupation. The Cowboys have received either one of Rush’s begins on final-minute drives, together with winning on a 50-yard box objective to overcome the Cincinnati Bengals 20-17 closing week.
There is one flaw in Jones’ concept procedure. Unlike with Romo’s damage when the Cowboys knew he would pass over a few months, Jones believes there is a possibility Prescott returns Oct. 2 towards the Washington Commanders.
“Well, of course we want Dak to be here next week,” Jones mentioned. “That’s the thing. You do. But Dak and I want Rush to lead the team to a victory here and get another win and get another win. That’s the only way to look at it. Looking back when Dak was playing instead of Tony, it was game by game. It wasn’t the long look we had after two months to look back. It was actually play by play, almost series by series. So do I think that it’s possible for Rush to come in here and play at a level to win games the way Prescott did when he took over for Romo? Yes I do. Yes I do. I certainly think that’s possible.”
Prescott has but to have the stitches got rid of from his thumb. He went via rehab and conditioning paintings all the way through the portion of Thursday’s apply that used to be open to the media.
In the quick aftermath of the season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, resources mentioned Prescott would pass over 6-8 weeks, on the other hand the membership gained favorable information from the surgeon that it can be a four-week absence, if no longer quicker.
“I will tell you that it won’t be because anybody is worried about that getting hurt [again],” Jones mentioned. “If we’re worried [it’s] because of his grip and the strength in his grip. But is it possible for him to play within four weeks and sleep at night with him getting hurt or not getting hurt, the answer is yes.”
But again to the opportunity of Rush being greater than a caretaker. When requested about out of doors narratives that Prescott wishes to review Rush’s tape, Ezekiel Elliott smirked.
“It’s just really people on TV to get clicks, to get views, they’re going to say the most outrageous stuff and you’re going to get the most attention. That’s their job. Who knows if they really believe it?”
But what about when Jones says he hopes to have a “dilemma,” when Prescott is wholesome?
“He wants y’all to be licking and listening to him too,” Elliott laughed. “It’s all marketing, man. It’s all marketing.”