Oct 16, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush (10) passes the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Cowboys bring back backup QB Cooper Rush on two-year deal
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Dallas Cowboys are re-signing backup quarterback Cooper Rush to a two-year contract with a maximum value of $6 million.
Rush became a crucial part of the Cowboys’ season last year, stepping in for the injured Dak Prescott for five games. He went 4-1 as a starter last season until Dak returned, keeping Dallas’ season alive without their starting quarterback. Rush completed 58% of his throws for 1,051 yards and five touchdowns with three interceptions last year.
Rush, 29, was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cowboys in 2017 out of Central Michigan. He served the first three years of his career as a backup without getting a chance to start a game until 2021. Prior to this season, he had only started one game and won in that contest.
The Cowboys were able to get him back on a team-friendly deal when it was originally believed he could find more money elsewhere. Now Rush is back in a Cowboy uniform, backing up their $40 million quarterback.