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Cowboys Jerry Jones Suggests Cooper Rush Might Steal Dak Prescott's Job, Signals Tony Romo Departure

Cowboys Jerry Jones Suggests Cooper Rush Might Steal Dak Prescott’s Job, Signals Tony Romo Departure

Jerry Jones has been upbeat about Dak Prescott returning from injury since the midfielder broke his thumb in Cowboys‘Season opening loss to pirate. But that doesn’t mean the outright team owner is committed to Prescott as a starter for Dallas for the rest of 2022. Discussing Cooper Rush’s backup before Week 3 vs. giantsJones told reporters Thursday he would welcome the QB controversy, even comparing the situation to when Prescott replaced Tony Romo years ago.

Of course I want it, said Jones. in the athlete, when asked about the potential dilemma of building momentum in Rush as an alternative to Prescott. “If he (Rush) comes in there and plays like Prescott did…During these next games, I’m going to New York to get that…Of course we want Duck to be here next week. That thing, you do it. But I and Duck want to lead Rush.” The team to victory here and another win. Looking back, when Duck was playing in place of Tony, it was game after game.

“Do I think it’s possible for Rush to come here and play at a level and win games the way Prescott did when he took charge of Romo?” Follow Jones. “Yes I do. Yes I do. I definitely think that’s possible.”

Pressed to clarify whether he really thought Rush could replace Prescott even after the latter was in good health, Jones doubled down on his position, again referring to Romo: “Well, it was impossible, ostensibly, for Prescott to play so well ( years ago) and Romo continues to come out of…the game.”

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All indications are that Prescott, a Pro Bowl rookie, is Getting close to returning to the fieldCowboys CEO Stephen Jones recently indicated a possible comeback in the third or fourth week. The one-year veteran was removed from signing a four-year, $160 million extension with Dallas, making him one of the highest-paid players in his position.

Meanwhile, Rush made his second career start as an injury substitute for Prescott. After leading Dallas to a prime-time win over Vikings In 2021, the cowboys helped inconvenience Bengals in week 2.