It was easy to count the Dallas Cowboys out in their Week 2 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
After all, they played without Dak Prescott, who injured his thumb in Week 1.
It may take time before he returns because of the surgery on his injured finger.
Taking his place was Cooper Rush, a quarterback who had one start and ten games played in five seasons.
But somehow, the Cowboys found a way to win over AFC’s representative in Super Bowl LVI.
It was not a pretty victory, but it’s one they will take nonetheless.
Rush kept them in the game with 19 completions for 235 yards and a touchdown.
With the game on the line, Brett Maher nailed a 50-yard field goal to complete the Cowboys’ 20-17 victory.
The expression on the faces of head coach Mike McCarthy and team owner Jerry Jones said it all.
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 20, 2022
The Athletic’s Jon Machota tweeted the video showing the tension in their faces.
Giving the Bengals a chance isn’t a wise decision, especially with their high-powered offense.
That’s why they were hoping for conversion from Maher.
Pure joy was on their faces as Maher kicked the ball through the uprights.
More importantly, the Cowboys have life despite losing Prescott indefinitely.
Jones Suddenly Became A Prophet
Despite Prescott’s second major injury in three seasons, Jones kept Cowboys fans positive by saying that there are a lot of positive things they can do.
The positive words paid off after the Cowboys pulled off an upset against the Bengals.
Likewise, Rush paid back the trust Jones gave him.
He delivered against Cincinnati even if the Cowboys had a chance to bring in another play-caller.