Cowboys QB Cooper Rush is ready to earn the backup role behind Dak Prescott
There is no question that the Dallas Cowboys have the team’s starting quarterback of the future in Dak Prescott. However, fellow Cowboys signal-caller Cooper Rush has his eyes set on earning the team’s backup spot behind the aforementioned Prescott, which could make for an interesting battle later on this offseason.
“That’s just part of the job as the backup,” Rush over the weekend at SportsCon 2019 in Dallas, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. “You practice all week and study the game plan. You know it like the back of your hand, and when that opportunity comes, you’ve got to fill in for your team and play well and do your job.”
In addition to the tandem of Prescott and Rush, the Cowboys also have the likes of Mike White on their roster at the quarterback position.
“It’s the NFL. Every day there’s competition,” Rush added, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. “There’s someone out there trying to compete with you for your job. That’s the nature of the position of quarterback. That’s how it’s always been. That’s how it’s always going to be. Mike’s a great guy, fun to work with. We’re pretty good buddies, and we both love to compete and really looking forward to this preseason.”
Last season, Prescott and the Cowboys finished atop the always competitive NFC East division just ahead of the rival Philadelphia Eagles. It should be another interesting season for both teams as Prescott will need to play up to his potential in order for Dallas to return to the postseason in 2019.