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BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys Waive QB Cooper Rush After Signing Dalton

In an unsurprising move following Saturday’s signing of Quarterback Andy Dalton, the Dallas Cowboys have waived previous backup Cooper Rush. The move will save Dallas $2.13 million in salary cap space.

Rush’s dismissal seemed likely after the veteran Dalton was signed. The Cowboys weren’t going to have a true competition for the backup job, and their developmental efforts have likely turned to 7th-Round rookie Ben DiNucci.

Adam Schefter on Twitter

To make room on their roster for Andy Dalton, the Cowboys waived QB Cooper Rush.

The Cowboys gave Cooper an original draft choice tender earlier this offseason as a restricted free agent. He signed it shortly after, but the one-year deal has no guarantees at this point.

This move is really a kindness to Rush. As I discussed in an article yesterday, this gives Cooper a chance to truly compete for a backup job somewhere else in the league.

Rush has looked good-to-great in the 2019 and 2017 preseasons. Perhaps one of the teams who saw those performances firsthand will have interest.

For the Cowboys, it reduces the quarterback group to the usual four players for 2020 training camp.

What do you think?

Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!


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    • What’s not decent about Prescott? Does looking out for his best interests now make him a bad guy. It’s a business at the end of the day, he played for peanuts on his last contact, and has every right to get the possible deal!

  1. Best of luck Cooper. I would have loved to see more of you than the little we saw in preseason. I am meh about the signing of Dalton.

  2. Releasing Cooper Rush was best for him,the Cowboys never truly believed in him,Dak is so durable the Cowboys had that luxury of getting by without upgrading the back up quarterback position,if Dak was fragile like Carson wentz then Cooper Rush would’ve been gone!

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