Jerry Jones would welcome Dallas Cowboys QB controversy as a consequence of it may imply Cooper Rush is worthwhile

FRISCO, Texas — proprietor and frequent supervisor Jerry Jones wishes Cooper Rush to make life tough for the Dallas Cowboys.

He wishes Rush, the backup quarterback, to play so effectively that there can be controversy as as to whether or not Dak Prescott would assume the starting function as quickly as he is healthful enough to play after current process proper thumb surgical procedure final week.

“in fact i might. in fact. that means we would have gained,” Jones said. “If he is obtainable in there and performs as effectively as to Prescott performed, Rush? performed that effectively over these subsequent video games forward? i might stroll to the prolonged island to get that.”

As Jones spoke, ideas of 2016 emerged. Prescott was a rookie fourth-spherical choose that 12 months, filling in for an injured Tony Romo, who harm his again in a preseason sport. After shedding the season opener that 12 months, the Cowboys gained a franchise-report eleven straight video games and Romo by no means regained his starting place. Can Rush try this?

“effectively, i do not know that,” Jones said. “you’ll possibly current you with the prospect to’t discover on report the place I said i assumed Dak Prescott may do it when he stepped in and had the prospect to do this. however he did it.”

Rush will make his second straight start on Monday in opposition to the the prolonged island Giants and simply the third of his profession. The Cowboys have gained each of Rush’s begins on ultimate-minute drives, collectively with worthwhile on a 50-yard discipline aim to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 20-17 final week.

there may even be one flaw in Jones’ thought course of. in distinction to with Romo’s harm when the Cowboys knew he would miss a quantity of months, Jones believes there’s an alternative Prescott returns Oct. 2 in opposition to the Washington Commanders.

“effectively, in fact we want Dak to be right here subsequent week,” Jones said. “that is the factor. You do. however Dak and that i would like Rush to steer the crew to a victory right here and get one other win and get one other win. that is the one method to take a take a look at it. trying again when Dak was taking half in as a substitute of Tony, it was sport by sport. It wasn’t the prolonged look we had after two months to look again. It was truly play by play, virtually sequence by sequence. So do i really feel that it is potential for Rush to get back in right here and play at a diploma to win video games the methodology by which Prescott did when he took over for Romo? sure I do. sure I do. I definitely assume that is potential.”

Prescott has but to have the stitches faraway from his thumb. He glided by way of rehab and conditioning work all by way of the portion of Thursday’s observe that was open to the media.

inside the fast aftermath of the season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sources said Prescott would miss 6-eight weeks, nonetheless the membership obtained favorable information from the surgeon that it might very effectively be a 4-week absence, if not sooner.

“i will inform you that it will not be as a consequence of anyone is fearful about that getting harm [again],” Jones said. “If we’re fearful [it’s] as a outcomes of his grip and the energy in his grip. however is it potential for him to play inside 4 weeks and sleep at night with him getting harm or not getting harm, the reply is sure.”

however again to the potential for Rush being larger than a caretaker. When requested about exterior narratives that Prescott should research Rush’s tape, Ezekiel Elliott smirked.

“it is simply actually of us on tv to get clicking, to get views, they’re going to say basically the most outrageous stuff and also you are going to get basically the most consideration. that is their job. who’s aware of in the event that they actually think about it?”

however what about when Jones says he hopes to have a “dilemma,” when Prescott is healthful?

“He wishes y’all to be licking and listening to him too,” Elliott laughed. “it is all advertising, man. it is all advertising.”