The Dallas Cowboys already have their starter for Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season.
Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 “The Fan” that Dak Prescott’s grip is "not well enough to play" this week vs. the Rams. It’s another week of Cooper Rush, who remains unbeaten as Dallas’ starting QB.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 4, 2022
ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted, “Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said on 105.3 “The Fan” that Dak Prescott’s grip is “not well enough to play” this week vs. the Rams. It’s another week of Cooper Rush, who remains unbeaten as Dallas’ starting QB.”
Rush is yet to lose as a starter and has already won three games for the Cowboys this season.
He had 19 completions for 235 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
A week later, Rush had 21 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown against the New York Giants.
Finally, the Central Michigan alumnus earned another victory in Week 4 against the Washington Commanders.
Rush finished that game with 15 completions for 223 yards and two touchdowns.
He hasn’t thrown an interception through three games.
In contrast, Los Angeles Rams starting quarterback Matthew Stafford has a league-leading six interceptions.
He also has the most interception returns for touchdowns since 2020 with eight, including the most recent one to 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga.
Prescott Still Out Of Action
The timetable for Dak Prescott’s recovery from his thumb injury has been adjusted multiple times.
Before the successful surgery, his return was estimated at six to eight weeks.
But after treatment, it became four to six weeks because he is healing faster.
The Cowboys did not place him on injured reserve because he may see action within four weeks.
Still, Prescott’s absence in Week 5 is still within the earlier timelines.
Likewise, his availability for Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles is still up in the air.
Yet if Rush continues to enjoy success, will the Cowboys continue to go with him instead of their $160 million quarterback?