After all, he is the only quarterback on the active roster other than Dak Prescott.
However, Prescott will be out for a few weeks due to a thumb injury he sustained in Week 1 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
While the surgery went well, he will need time to let his throwing hand heal.
It would be difficult for him to grip the ball if he is bothered by his thumb.
Meanwhile, Rush has played ten games in five NFL seasons.
Half of those games were from last year, wherein he had 30 completions for 422 yards and three touchdowns.
Despite his relative inexperience, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has faith in the former Central Michigan standout.
Jerry Jones on @1053thefan on Cowboys QB Cooper Rush: "I think Rush is up to the task of winning ball games for us. He's certainly had a lot of experience in this offense. He and Kellen Moore have been joined at the hip for a long time. I like who we're lining up with."
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 16, 2022
The Athletic’s Jon Machota tweeted, “Jerry Jones on @1053thefan on Cowboys QB Cooper Rush: ‘I think Rush is up to the task of winning ball games for us. He’s certainly had a lot of experience in this offense. He and Kellen Moore have been joined at the hip for a long time. I like who we’re lining up with.'”
Rush had a good performance in his lone NFL start with 24 completions for 325 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception.
Will Dallas Bring In Other Quarterbacks?
While the Cowboys might not follow that idea, they do need another quarterback behind Rush on the depth chart.
They will most likely activate Will Grier who is currently signed on their practice squad.
However, he hasn’t played even a single snap in two seasons.
Grier played two games in 2019, finishing with 28 completions for 224 yards and four interceptions.
The Cowboys will face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2.