If the Cowboys are going to have a dispute, Mike McCarthy will make sure he is at the center of it.
Less than 24 hours after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated that he wanted Cooper Rush to put doubt on who the Cowboys’ starting quarterback is while Dak Prescott is out with a thumb injury, McCarthy refuted Jones’ words and stated unequivocally that Prescott is the starter in Dallas.
“Naturally, I would. Without a doubt. That implies we would have won “Jones stated when asked if he wanted Rush to spark a quarterback controversy in Dallas, according to ESPN. “Rush? If he comes in and plays as well as Prescott did? Have you played that well in the upcoming games? I’d walk to New York for it.”
McCarthy Was Simply Not Having It.
McCarthy told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “Clearly, everybody in our locker room and everybody in the building, Jerry included, Dak is our quarterback.” “We want Cooper to have as much success as possible.” So, I believe it ends there.”
To be clear, Jones is not optimistic about Rush’s chances. When asked if the quarterback might replicate what Prescott achieved in 2016, when he won 11 straight games after a Week 1 defeat to unseat an ailing Tony Romo, Jones dismissed the prospect.
“Well, I’m not sure,” Jones admitted. “You won’t find anywhere on record where I stated I thought Dak Prescott could accomplish it when he went in and had the opportunity. But he did it nonetheless.”
McCarthy and Jones have an intriguing friendship. Jones appeared to fire a shot across McCarthy’s bow this offseason when he stated that he has “choices” about the Cowboys’ head coach. Given how frequently Sean Payton has been linked to Dallas, every McCarthy-Jones comment appears to be exaggerated.
Jones is essentially saying to Prescott, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance.”
How Long Will Dak Prescott Be Sidelined?
The Cowboys are 1-1 after a disastrous season opener against the Buccaneers, but Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones doesn’t think they’ll be able to survive without Prescott for long.
Jones stated on 105.3 The Fan “He has a shot in the third or fourth game. Let’s wait and see what occurs.”
To be specific, three or four games since the injury. That is Week 4 against the Commanders or Week 5 against the Rams. The Cowboys would undoubtedly like to have him back against the Super Bowl champions. That may happen as late as Week 6 against the Eagles.
The Cowboys’ Schedule
Rush will have an opportunity to show himself, but it’s far too early in the season to know who he’ll be facing on the pass defense.
With forthcoming games against the surprise Giants, the not-so-surprising Commanders, and the roller coaster Rams, Rush’s season may go either way. With the timetable he has, don’t expect him to start once Prescott is healthy.
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With the Cowboys at 1-1 and two NFC East teams already at 2-0, their schedule carries some early significance. The Giants have impressed so far under Brian Daboll with top-10 pass defense, while the Eagles have been among the better NFL teams overall this year, with Jalen Hurts in particular.
Will Rush be able to land the job? Everything is feasible. McCarthy’s tenacity, on the other hand, should come as no surprise. Prescott is the Cowboys’ starting quarterback.
With that in mind, who can blame Jones for simply expressing his support for Rush? What he’s saying is that he wants the Cowboys to succeed regardless of who’s at the helm. Even if he wouldn’t say it out loud, he probably knows Prescott represents the Cowboys.