Is Rush Hour Almost Over? Jerry Jones Suggests It Might Be

    Earlier in the week, Cowboys owner indicated on the radio that starting is only a week or two away from returning to the field.

    It looks like Prescott is hoping for sooner, rather than later.

    In Wednesday’s practice, Dak Prescott was seen without tape or a splint on his surgically repaired right thumb and was throwing short passes to his running backs. Could we see Prescott ready for game action come October 9th when the Cowboys travel to Los Angeles to face the defending Champions?

    In the two games that Dak Prescott has missed, has helped lead this Cowboys team to a 2-1 record, throwing for 514 yards with two touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 73.7%. Rush has done exactly what is required of him: To manage the game, protect the ball, and put this team in a position to win every time he is on the field. But that’s it.

    As the Cowboys get ready to face off against the this Sunday, all eyes will be on the performance of Cooper Rush. Why, you ask? Simply put, his performance is going to be a motivating factor in just how quickly the team will need Dak Prescott to be ready to take the field.

    If Cooper Rush leads this team to a win over Washington and has the Cowboys sitting at 3-1, I don’t see the Cowboys rushing Prescott to be ready for Week 5.

    This does not indicate a (although Jerry Jones has entertained the thought of it), but it does allow the Cowboys to give Dak Prescott enough time to heal properly and reduce the risk of re-injuring his thumb if he returns too quickly.

    The Cowboys would prefer to have their $40 million-dollar QB under when they go up against arguably the greatest defensive player of all time, , and the Super Bowl champion – but it would be a daunting task for Prescott to overcome for his first game back if he isn’t completely ready.

    are stuck with the unattractive memory of Dak Prescott’s first game of the against the when he put up one of the ugliest performances of his career. But we all know that is not the level of play that is a standard for Prescott.

    Although Cooper Rush has achieved three wins in his only three starts, that is his ceiling.

    His performance over those three games is the total package that Cooper Rush offers you. We have seen the -level performances that you get with Dak Prescott, and he is the heartbeat of this team. When he is ready to go, he will be under center.

    Nobody wants to be on the field with his teammates more than Dak Prescott, but his him healthy. He is the centerpiece of this team’s desire to make a deep playoff run and possibly a Super Bowl appearance that fans and this organization have been longing for. If the Cowboys manage to leave on Sunday sitting at 3-1, I wouldn’t expect to see Prescott back on the field so soon.

    Christian Cline
    Christian Cline
    Cowboys advocate since '96 / WKU Alumni / Former TV Villain / Follow me on Twitter @ChristianCline


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    Mario Martinez

    I agree, keep Starting Cooper Rush, and ease Prescott into the offense with a limited snap count, the same way that’s been talked about Michael Gallup, Dak needs to shake the rust off first, thrusting Him in too soon can backfire, Rush is Great a Great leader that knows the offense well, and knows how to take care of the ball, and plays with alotta confidence.

    This team hasn’t peaked yet, and when it does WATCH OUT!



    Nonsense. Dak plays at an MVP level? Since when?!?! Heartbeat of the team? 7 years of padded stats in garbage time. What has ever done besides get bounced from the playoffs–usually at home. Rush executes. Get rid of the ball far quicker. Passes better. Wins. Go Rush!

    Stephen Smith

    Amen brother! Before Dak got hurt he was stinking it up. Throws were off and looked confused. But Jones will be Jones and put Dak back in immediately no matter how well the offense has jelled around Rush. What a moron!

    Roy Cantu

    Matt is totally on point. Rush has the hot hand, don’t ruined. The whole team is playing better with Rush.


    First of all dumb ass the running game and defense is winning these games Rush has been adequate you act like he’s playing lights out. So chill out Dak is a way better quater back than Cooper Rush will ever be.

    Daryl edwards

    Everyone always talk bad about dak why other quarterbacks not that good football is a team sport not a dak show dak runs what kellen and Mike call and do with Jerry say I’m a real fan cowboy truck Jerry Jones got to spend money cowboys fans are great big daryl


    For some reason MVP and DP are mentioned together almost every year, but then the reality kicks in. Never saw an MVP QB produce just 3 points in a game. IMO, he is not even top ten at the QB position, especially now with his injury history. Sure, most likely they are not going to keep a player making an unwarranted, ill-conceived $40 million/yr on the bench. But don’t confuse the compensation with the talent, they just don’t equate.

    Looking forward see how CR, making barely $1 million, does vs Wash. It’s good to see even a little competition at the QB position. Time to pick up a QB EARLY in next year’s draft, to give even more competition, and maybe take over in a year or two.