Cowboys bringing back QB Cooper Rush after injuries to Dak Prescott, Andy Dalton
With their quarterback slot continuing to get banged up in recent weeks, the Dallas Cowboys have elected to bring back Cooper Rush to help the depletion.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the free agent is expected to sign once he clears his COVID-19 quarantine.
With their top two QBs sidelined, the #Cowboys are bringing back an old friend: Cooper Rush is expected to sign to Dallas’ practice squad once he passes COVID protocols and a physical, per source. That should be next week.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 28, 2020
The former Central Michigan University product will likely see time with the practice squad first before being thrown into any real live action. He went undrafted back in 2017 before signing with the Cowboys. He saw an unrecognizable amount of time during his first stint with the team, playing in only five games through three seasons. He completed only one of his three passes during his stay.
Whether or not Cooper Rush moves up the depth chart is a mystery. Third string Ben DiNucci is likely to receive the bulk of snaps in Andy Dalton’s absence, with Garrett Gilbert serving as a possibility, too. Rush hasn’t played for another team since his time with Dallas, though he was briefly signed to the New York Giants practice squad in May.
The Cowboys have seen their unfortunate share of quarterbacks be taken down by unreasonable and horrific injuries. Despite having an eye sore-like record, Dak Prescott was having an MVP-caliber season before his gruesome ankle injury against the Giants. Dalton took over immediately against the Giants and started against the Arizona Cardinals, where he completed 62.96 percent of his passes for 266 yards and one touchdown. Against the Washington Football Team, however, that production didn’t carry over. It was also the same contest in which he took a dirty hit from Jon Bostic.
The Cowboys have a chance of securing of their few projected wins against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8.