Outside of Dak Prescott, I’m not sure I remember a rookie quarterback having such a good run during the preseason as Cooper Rush has had. And Rush is making a strong case for the Cowboys to keep three quarterbacks on their active roster this season.
Once again, Rush outplayed primary back-up quarterback Kellen Moore, who completed just 10 of his 21 passes on the night. The former Central Michigan passer threw for 92 yards and two touchdowns against the Colts on Saturday night. Rush completed 8 of his 9 passes.
Although the Cowboys claim Moore is their back-up quarterback, it goes against the culture of competition head coach Jason Garrett has cultivated during his time at the helm in Dallas. Every position on the roster should be up for grabs. And the primary back-up role to Prescott should be no different.
Through the first three preseason games, the undrafted Rush is clearly the better candidate. He’s posted 283 passing yards and four scores without an interception in his first three professional games.
Maybe there is something the Cowboys’ coaches aren’t telling us about Cooper and Moore behind the scenes. But if football is truly a meritocracy, than Cooper Rush is winning the competition for back-up quarterback in Dallas.