Prescott out Sunday vs. Rams; Rush in for another record
While Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott is not in good shape to play Sunday vs Los Angeles Rams, Cooper rushes to the fourth straight rescue
Dak Prescott is still recovering from the serious thumb injury he suffered on Sept. 11, and will reportedly not be returning to game action for Week 5.
According to a person familiar with the news, the Cowboys starting quarterback’s recovery would not clear him on time to play this weekend against the Los Angeles Rams. Moreover, the 29-year-old “cannot yet grip a football well enough to play,” as per Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones.
This would mean that backup Cooper Rush, who has won his first four career starts, will have the chance to push his record as a starter in the NFL to 5-0 on Sunday. The 28-year-old became the first quarterback in NFL history to total a quarterback rating of at least 90 while winning each of those four starts.
The Cowboys will also sign Will Grier from their practice squad to have a second backup quarterback against L.A.
According to ESPN, Rush will enter this week fourth among eligible QBs with a 73.9 total QBR for the season. Rush has completed 62-of-102 pass attempts (60.8%) for 737 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
Prescott’s next opportunity to be back on the field will be against the division-rival Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 16.