Fans Are Wondering If There is a Quarterback Controversy In Dallas As Cooper Rush Wins Again

Fans Are Wondering If There is a Quarterback Controversy In Dallas As Cooper Rush Wins Again

Getty Image / EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 26: Cooper Rush #10 of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after a touchdown against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on September 26, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Dak Prescott is supposed to be the franchise quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. That’s why Dallas gave him $121 million guaranteed last offseason. Dak rewarded them with an NFC East title and a playoff spot last year.

But, disaster struck when Prescott hurt his thumb on his right throwing hand in week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Many thought the Dallas season was all but over.

Enter Cooper Rush

Cooper Rush went undrafted out of Central Michigan in 2017, but has hung around in the league. He replaced Prescott for their week two game against the defending AFC champions Cincinnati Bengals and beat them 20-17. Then, in week 3, he beat the Giants 23-16 on Monday Night Football and played well against a Giants’ defense that had been stingy up to that point.

Now, people are wondering if Dallas plays better with Rush at quarterback. After all, they got blown out week 1 with Dak Prescott and have won two straight since.

Dallas Cowboy Fans and the NFL react

First off, give credit to Barstool’s Dave Portnoy, who was on the Rush bandwagon even before his Monday Night Football Win.

This Cowboys fan make an astute point. After the Dallas offense looked awful in week 1, people blamed everyone but Dak. Rush is playing with the same players.

Skip Bayless, the most famous Cowboys fan maybe on the planet, is warming up to the former Chippewa.

NFL legend Phil Simms looks brilliant for saying there would not be that big of a drop-off between Rush and Prescott.

No wonder why Prescott is rushing back from his injury.

Who knows if the Cowboys have the courage to actually bench Dak Prescott. If they do, it will be one of the biggest NFL stories of the year.