#sports activities Cowboys’ Jerry Jones welcomes QB controversy, he would ‘stroll to New York’ for another win with Rush
Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones welcomes quarterback controversy, claiming he would ‘stroll to New York’ for another win with Cooper Rush… and hints the backup may steal Dak Prescott’s job because the starter returns to follow
- Jones drew parallels between this present state of affairs and when Prescott took over as starter from Tony Romo again within the 2016 season
- Rush received Dallas its 1st sport of the season on Sunday, beating the Bengals 20-17
- Jones invited the battle, saying it is ‘potential’ Rush may outperform Prescott
Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones has urged it isn’t inconceivable for Cooper Rush to steal Dak Prescott’s beginning spot amid the quarterback battle.
Dallas misplaced its first sport of the season to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, however the Cowboys suffered a much bigger blow as additionally they misplaced starter Prescott for at the very least the subsequent few weeks with the quarterback needing surgical procedure on his proper thumb.
The following week, below the management of backup QB Rush, they pulled out a win at dwelling over the reigning AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals.
Team proprietor Jerry Jones has by no means been one to shrink back from controversy, and he appeared to welcome a quarterback battle when talking to reporters on Thursday.
Ahead of Monday evening’s battle in opposition to the Giants on the Meadowlands, Jones backed the concept of Rush profitable back-to-back begins in Prescott’s absence.
Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones has welcomed the franchise’s quarterback controversy
Cowboys backup quarterback Cooper Rush received Dallas its first sport of the season on Sunday
After Dak Prescott obtained injured week 1, Rush led the Cowboys to a 20-17 win over the Bengals
‘Of course I need it,’ Jones stated, per The Athletic, when requested in regards to the potential dilemma of Rush constructing momentum as Prescott’s alternative.
‘That means we might received,’ Jones added. ‘If he is available in and performs in addition to Prescott performed… I’d stroll to New York to get that.
Jones added that he felt the identical manner about Rush as he did about Prescott, when the latter took over the beginning function from Tony Romo as a rookie in 2016. Jones repeatedly drew parallels between the three quarterbacks when addressing the media.
‘Of course we wish Dak to be right here subsequent week. That’s the factor, you do. But Dak and I need Rush to lead the workforce to a victory right here and get another win. Looking again, when Dak was taking part in as an alternative of Tony, it was sport by sport.
‘So do I believe that it is potential for Rush to are available right here and play at a stage and win video games the best way Prescott did when he took over for Romo? Yes I do. Yes I do. I actually assume that is potential.’
When requested to make clear his statements, Jones not-so-subtly referenced Romo once more: ‘Well it was inconceivable, ostensibly, that Prescott may play that effectively (years in the past) and preserve Romo out of the … sport.’
Prescott wanted surgical procedure on his proper thumb, however may return in a matter of weeks
In 2016, Tony Romo was 36-years-old and in his thirteenth season within the NFL. He had began for the Cowboys for about 11 seasons when Dallas drafted Prescott within the 4th spherical of the 2016 Draft after a stellar profession at Mississippi State. Romo had received solely two playoff video games and made the playoffs solely 4 instances throughout that interval and by no means reached the NFC title sport.
Comparatively, Prescott is 29-years-old and in his seventh NFL season. He too hasn’t been profitable within the playoffs, however he has 4 seasons to finest Romo’s mark. Unlike Prescott when he took over as a rookie, Rush has been within the league for six seasons is in his second stint with Dallas. Unlike Romo, Prescott continues to be in his taking part in prime and the Cowboys aren’t in want of a transition.
But Jones has been recognized to make large shakeups throughout the group previously, so making a choice as rash as this is not totally out-of-the-blue.
As for Prescott, he made his return to follow on Thursday. He did not take any snaps or contact a soccer, however he used a coaching ball and did some drills on the sphere with different quarterbacks. Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy stated Prescott’s stitches have not been eliminated but, but it surely’s anticipated they’ll within the close to future.