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The Dallas Cowboys are hoping quarterback Dak Prescott makes a speedy recovery from his thumb injury, however they seemed to find a satisfactory replacement in Cooper Rush, who led them to a 20-17 make an impression on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters that Prescott’s return will undoubtedly be be determined by his capability to grip a football, but he was very impressed with Rush.
“He exceeded my expectations,” Jones said. “The performance out here by Rush sure requires a large amount of angst from it.”
Rush played a reasonably clean game Sunday, completing 19 of 31 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown. He engineered 75-yard touchdown drives on the Cowboys’ first two possessions once they didn’t reach the finish zone in the growing season opener contrary to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Then led Dallas down the field with under one minute left in the fourth quarter to create the game-winning 50-yard field goal by Brett Maher.
The 28-year-old is currently 2-0 as a starter in his five-year career. It had been Rush’s begin since Oct. 31 this past year when he led the Cowboys to a make an impression on the Minnesota Vikings while completing for Prescott, who was simply out with a strained calf at that time.
While Jones praised Rush for his effort, he added that it will not impact the timeline for Prescott’s return this season. The team didn’t place him on injured reserve, as Jones said the other day that there surely is an expectation he could possibly be back next four games regardless of the original recovery timeline of 6 to 8 weeks.
For the present time, the Cowboys look like in good hands while they need to depend on Rush. Dallas will need on the NFC East-rival GAMBLING on Monday Night Football in a few days.