FRISCO, Texas — Proprietor and common supervisor Jerry Jones needs Cooper Rush to make lifestyles tricky for the Dallas Cowboys.
He needs Rush, the backup quarterback, to play so neatly that there can be controversy as as to whether Dak Prescott would suppose the beginning function as soon as he’s wholesome sufficient to play after present process proper thumb surgical treatment closing week.
“In fact I might. In fact. That implies we would have received,” Jones stated. “If he is available in there and performs in addition to Prescott performed, Rush? Performed that neatly over those subsequent video games forward? I would stroll to New York to get that.”
As Jones spoke, ideas of 2016 emerged. Prescott used to be a rookie fourth-round pick out 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 instantly video games and Romo by no means regained his beginning place. Can Rush do this?
“Neatly, I have no idea that,” Jones stated. “You’ll’t to find on listing the place I stated I believed Dak Prescott may do it when he stepped in and had the risk to try this. However he did it.”
Rush will make his 2d instantly get started on Monday in opposition to 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 successful on a 50-yard box function to overcome the Cincinnati Bengals 20-17 closing week.
There’s one flaw in Jones’ idea procedure. In contrast to with Romo’s harm when the Cowboys knew he would pass over a few months, Jones believes there’s a probability Prescott returns Oct. 2 in opposition to the Washington Commanders.
“Neatly, in fact we wish Dak to be right here subsequent week,” Jones stated. “That is the factor. You do. However Dak and I would like Rush to guide the workforce to a victory right here and get any other win and get any other win. That is the handiest method to take a look at it. Having a look again when Dak used to be taking part in as an alternative of Tony, it used to be sport by means of sport. It wasn’t the lengthy glance we had after two months to appear again. It used to be if truth be told play by means of play, nearly collection by means of collection. So do I believe that it is conceivable for Rush to return in right here and play at a degree to win video games the best way Prescott did when he took over for Romo? Sure I do. Sure I do. I undoubtedly assume that is conceivable.”
Prescott has but to have the stitches got rid of from his thumb. He went via rehab and conditioning paintings throughout the portion of Thursday’s follow that used to be open to the media.
Within the fast aftermath of the season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, resources stated Prescott would pass over 6-8 weeks, alternatively the membership won favorable information from the surgeon that it can be a four-week absence, if now not faster.
“I will be able to inform you that it may not be as a result of anyone is concerned about that obtaining harm [again],” Jones stated. “If we are frightened [it’s] on account of his grip and the energy in his grip. However is it conceivable for him to play inside of 4 weeks and sleep at evening with him getting harm or now not getting harm, the solution is sure.”
However 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 is simply in point of fact folks on TV to get clicks, to get perspectives, they are going to say essentially the most outrageous stuff and you will get essentially the most consideration. That is their task. Who is aware of in the event that they in point of fact imagine it?”
However what about when Jones says he hopes to have a “predicament,” when Prescott is wholesome?
“He needs y’all to be licking and being attentive to him too,” Elliott laughed. “It is all advertising, guy. It is all advertising.”