Team owner and general manager Jerry Jones even made a plea that they will continue to play great football without their starter.
He looks like a prophet after the Cowboys have won three out of their first four games this season.
Cooper Rush is the latest hero after helping the squad to three consecutive victories, including their Week 4 triumph over the Washington Commanders.
However, he was quick to deflect the credit for their success to those who deserve it more.
Cowboys' points allowed to begin season
Week 1: 19
Week 2: 17
Week 3: 16
Week 4: 10
First time since 1973 the Cowboys allowed 19 points or fewer in each of first four games. QB Cooper Rush: "They’re the reason we’re winning. It’s just plain and simple."
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) October 2, 2022
Dallas Morning News reporter Michael Gehlken tweeted, “Cowboys’ points allowed to begin season Week 1: 19 Week 2: 17 Week 3: 16 Week 4: 10 First time since 1973 the Cowboys allowed 19 points or fewer in each of first four games. QB Cooper Rush: ‘They’re the reason we’re winning. It’s just plain and simple.'”
Rush is doing his job by helping the Cowboys score enough points without turning the ball over.
That’s why he has 673 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions in three games.
They are not blowing out teams either, scoring an average of 22.67 points in their wins.
But their defense takes over once they have completed their role.
Cowboys Defense Is Elite
The Cowboys rank third in points allowed, surrendering 15.5 per game.
They are also ranked sixth in total yards allowed with 308.5 per game.
Dallas is also number six in passing yards surrendered with 171 per game.
The Cowboys are also second in sacks with 15, one behind the league leaders and their division rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Cowboys will try to earn win number four in Week 5 against the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.