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Cowboys' Jerry Jones suggests Cooper Rush may steal Dak Prescott's job, references Tony Romo departure – CBS Sports activities


Jerry Jones has been optimistic about Dak Prescott’s return from harm ever for the reason that quarterback fractured his thumb within the Cowboys‘ season-opening loss to the Buccaneers. However that does not imply the outspoken staff proprietor is dedicated to Prescott as Dallas’ starter for the remainder of 2022. Discussing backup Cooper Rush forward of Week 3 in opposition to the Giants, Jones instructed reporters Thursday that he’d welcome QB controversy, even evaluating the scenario to when Prescott changed Tony Romo years in the past.

“After all I would like it,” Jones stated, per The Athletic, when requested in regards to the potential dilemma of Rush constructing momentum as Prescott’s alternative. “If (Rush) is available in there and performs in addition to Prescott performed … over these subsequent video games forward, I would stroll to New York to get that. … After all we wish Dak to be right here subsequent week. That is the factor, you do. However Dak and I would like Rush to steer the staff to a victory right here and get one other win. Trying again, when Dak was taking part in as an alternative of Tony, it was recreation by recreation.

“So do I believe that it is doable for Rush to return in right here and play at a stage and win video games the best way Prescott did when he took over for Romo?” Jones continued. “Sure I do. Sure I do. I definitely suppose that is doable.”

Pressed to make clear whether or not he really believes Rush may exchange Prescott even after the latter is wholesome, Jones doubled down on his take, as soon as once more referencing Romo: “Properly it was inconceivable, ostensibly, that Prescott may play that properly (years in the past) and maintain Romo out of the … recreation.”

All indications are that Prescott, a consensus Professional Bowl-caliber starter, is nearing a return to the field, with Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones lately pointing to a possible Week 3 or Week 4 return. The veteran is notably only one 12 months faraway from signing a four-year, $160 million extension with Dallas, making him one of many recreation’s highest-paid gamers at his place.

Rush, in the meantime, is contemporary off his second profession begin as Prescott’s harm alternative. After main Dallas to a prime-time win over the Vikings in 2021, he helped the Cowboys upset the Bengals in Week 2.

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