Cowboys opt for a backup for Dak Prescott, a year after using three in his absence


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Cowboys opt for a backup for Dak Prescott, a year after using three in his absence

Dallas released Gilbert Garrett and Ben DiNucci, leaving Cooper Rush as the sole stand-in for Dak Prescott.

FRISCO – The Dallas cowboys they have decided for Cooper rush as the substitute quarterback Dak prescott, at least for now.

While the Cowboys put below the 53-player limit on Tuesday, they released Garrett gilbert, who started three of his four preseason games, already Ben DiNucci, a 2020 seventh round draft pick.

Rush He returns to the position he held during the 2017-2019 campaigns.

“I just think he has shown that he can run the entire offense,” said the owner and general manager. Jerry jones, for 105.3 The Fan at Dallas. “Credit to him. He had tough competition. Those guys didn’t give him anything away. He’s had a lot of reps. All of our quarterbacks had, due to the absence of Dak. All of those things made us feel really comfortable here. “

Rush has thrown three passes in his career, and none since 2017. Cowboys they cut it in favor of DiNucci a year ago, but he was rehired to the practice squad after Prescott suffered an ankle injury that ended his season.

In preseason, Rush he completed 29 of 46 passes for 272 yards with two touchdowns without interceptions. Gilbert he threw for 301 yards on 28 of 50 attempts with a touchdown without interceptions. DiNucci he completed 35 of 66 passes for 348 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions.

Gilbert me DiNucci They could go back to the practice squad of the Cowboys.

The Cowboys they could look to add another backup quarterback after cuts by other teams, but Jones said the experience of Rush In the current system it is a positive thing, and it would be difficult to trust a new face with something so rushed before opening the season on September 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“You have a pretty high bar there, in terms of what would be the most effective way to play if you don’t have Dak now “he said Jones.

With respect to Prescott, who returned to full practice last week after a right shoulder injury, Jones said it has a green light without limitations.

“It moves well,” he said Jones. “It really puts strength on the ball. We know he’s been pitching with his key receivers for a few days here in recent practice, so frankly, he’s able to come out and execute, and execute passes and move the way he should. against Tampa, I have no concerns about it. “


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