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    Compare and Contrast: Cooper Rush and Dak Prescott

    Time for another compare and contrast article! This time we'll be looking at two quarterbacks who both play for the . Quarterback Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush have shared the same team for five years and have been well acquainted with one another.

    I'll be looking at each of their stats and comparing their skills together. I'll also be sharing how each one is different in his own way.

    Before we get started, I'd like to first share with you that I won't be saying which quarterback is better or worse. I have noticed some similarities and differences between their playing styles that are worth noting.

    One thing between the two of them is that they both play heedfully with the ball. Each QB always takes their time and makes sure the chance of an interception is unlikely. Both Dak and Cooper know that a turnover can ruin the game so they always throw as carefully as possible.

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    To support this, Cooper Rush has only thrown 1 interception in his career. Yes, I know he's only started in two games and has played ever so often between drives, but it is still a very good stat.

    With Dak, during his 7 seasons in the NFL, he has thrown 51 interceptions. That's a lot, but when we convert that to his IPG (interception per game), it's only about 0.52 per game. That is low for a QB entering his 7th season.

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    Now to mention a difference between them. Dak seems to have a better eye for his receivers downfield than Cooper does. Dak Prescott seems to throw downfield more often than Cooper. Cooper likes to make quicker, shorter passes with a smaller chance of incompletions while Dak does the same but risks some of his passes when throwing deep.

    With that difference, it still doesn't make one better than the other, it just has to do with experience and trust with their own throws.

    One more difference I noticed was Dak scrambles A LOT, for the good reason of having a poor . Now, with that said, Cooper Rush doesn't scramble as much as Prescott does. Why is that?

    The answer is within how fast one another gets rid of the ball. While watching Cooper Rush play last week I noticed he gets the ball off quite fast. Dak on the other hand waits longer, which sometimes results in his need to scramble.

    While I have stated multiple differences between the two players I'm not one to question whose better. Cooper Rush has been getting the job done for Dallas but it may be a bit too early to start determining if he's capable enough to be the all-time starter.

    With that said, each QB is different and adds a new factor to the field every game. Both of their playing styles are unique and contribute a large element to every snap they both play.

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    Tony Stahl
    Tony Stahl
    Hey there! My name is Tony Stahl. I have two passions, writing and football, when you put those two together you have where I am now, Inside the Star! I am 18 and live in Fort Worth and am a huge Cowboys fan. Football is my most favorite topic and I could talk your head off all day about it.

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    VAM

    Agree Tony with DP sometimes holding onto the ball too long, resulting in sacks. And agree that CR gets rid of the ball quicker. Disagree with the O line being “poor”. They gave up just one sack and enabled the run game to get over 100 yards against a Super Bowl team in the Bengals.

    I commented before that game, I didn’t think CR would be any worse than DP’s performance vs Bucs. And he wasn’t, he was actually better. Now two regular season wins is a tiny sample size, but things MAY get interesting if he could string three or four wins in a row. But that a long way off, so let’s see how he does vs Giants this Monday nite.

    Just from a financial point of view, the contrast between DP and CR is glaring. We have one at $40 million/yr vs one at barely at $1 million/yr. I think time is overdue for Cowboys to invest in an early QB draft pick.
    Not seeing an injury prone, overated DP or still untested CR as long term solutions for success in the biggest games. But at least CR is a bargain

    Jerry made a comment the other day about a “controversy”. I think that’s premature at this point in time, but would be fun and maybe possible IF CR can string together like four wins in a row here.

    Ryan Sims

    I read this after CR lead Dallas Cowboys to another victory. It was a close game again, I felt CR is slowly find his comfortable with WRs/TEs to trust them more by throw the balls more often.
    Running game is slowly getting better because of new veteran linebacker from Eagle: Jason Peter.

    It will be more interesting if Dallas decided to hold Dak out of game for another week against Commanders.

    King Cowboy

    Rush is a great back up, that’s it, Rush hasn’t won these 2 games the defense did, especially against NYG. Dak takes less sacks while seeing more pressure while Rush takes more sacks with less pressure.

    Our offense only averages about 20pts per game when Rush has started, when Dak is at the helm the offense is top 3 in the league. Can we win with Rush, yes, but only if the defense continues to dominate if not, Rush is not putting up game dominating numbers against better defenses he will look bad.

    John Sparks

    This was a total garbage article with just a few actual statistics. Last week, I heard that Cooper Rush is releasing the ball in 2.43 seconds on average. That is second fastest release with only Tom Brady getting the ball out faster. I found this pathetic article cause I was searching to find Prescott’s average time of release (which we know is longer, but HOW MUCH longer). Ridiculous article. If you’re going to “try” to be a professional writer, do some research jerk boy. I will find the stats you didn’t bother to look up in the next two minutes on Google. Meanwhile, you wrote a BS article with nothing more than generalities and opinions. Amateur writing.

    Eric Garner

    Cooper Rush, Is nothing more than a backup quarterback with minimal skills. Regardless of his quicker release of 2.43 per pass attempts did you not see how many times he almost tossed several interceptions against the Bengals!?!? Dak is very cautious at his throws because Dallas Coaches changed Daks throwing style to make him more a pocket passer… Dak playing style was much better his rookie season because he played the style he was comfortable with… None of Dallas Coaches accomplished anything with any of the Dallas teams, yet they changed the way Dak plays for what reason!?!? If you don’t cater to the player and what makes them great then you are not a good coach!!! Similar to the Horrible Owner/GM that Dallas has had over 30 yrs with his amazing ego! Just because he is worth more money since purchasing a team with the largest fan base! Jimmy Johnson was the best decision JJ has ever made, but failed ever decision since firing Jimmy and every decision after that!!!

    Cooper Rush is not good and neither is Jerry Jones! Don’t keep making me laugh Dallas fans keep staying loyal even when Jerry Jones let’s them down every year and this is why nothing will change for Dallas!!!! We always are gonna be average our Defense is average also the coach of the Defense can’t beat Tom Brady 4 Defensive Ends rushing Brady is how you beat him Dummy!!!