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January 5, 2021 11:28 PM
Cowboys' Cooper Rush: Secures pact with Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on Monday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

The quarterback first joined Dallas back in 2017 as an undrafted free agent and has bounced back and forth between the practice squad and active roster since that point.

November 9, 2020 09:08 PM
Cooper Rush: Demoted to practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush reverted to the Cowboys' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Rush was active as a backup option to Garrett Gilbert for Sunday's home game against the Steelers, but he was not needed in a surprisingly close contest that ultimately saw Pittsburgh prevail 24-19. Ben DiNucci was a healthy scratch for Week 9, meaning that if Andy Dalton (concussion/illness) can't gain medical clearance by the time Dallas next plays Nov. 22 against Minnesota, Rush may be called up once again.

November 7, 2020 02:00 PM
Cooper Rush: Likely not starting Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush is not expected to start Sunday's game against the Steelers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

It appears as if Garrett Gilbert will take over as the Cowboys' starting quarterback Sunday in lieu of Rush, who is expected to be called up to the active roster sometime this weekend. Given Ben DiNucci's struggles in the same role last week, it'll be interesting to see whether Rush or DiNucci acts as the backup in what figures to be a tough matchup against the Steelers' defense.

November 3, 2020 02:52 PM
Cooper Rush: Being considered for Week 9 start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys are considering going with Rush as their starting quarterback Sunday against the Steelers after Andy Dalton (concussion) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

There was optimism Dalton would get through the concussion protocol in time for Sunday's game, only for the veteran to contract COVID-19. Ben DiNucci got the first opportunity to replace Dalton this past Sunday at Philadelphia, leading the Cowboys to a 23-9 loss while completing 21 of 40 passes for 180 yards, getting sacked four times, losing two fumbles and gaining 22 yards on five carries. The ugly performance seems to be swaying coach Mike McCarthy to consider other options, namely Rush, who currently is on the team's practice squad. If McCarthy really is looking at all his options, Garrett Gilbert is the other healthy QB in addition to DiNucci on the active roster.

October 11, 2020 12:44 PM
Cooper Rush: Getting look from Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush will participate in a workout with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.

The 26-year-old quarterback most recently suited up as a member of the Giants' practice squad, but he apparently did not show enough for offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to consider him indispensable. Houston is taking a look at its developmental quarterback options, with the team currently having Bill O'Brien-era holdover AJ McCarron playing on a $4 million deal as the No. 2 QB.

September 30, 2020 06:28 PM
Cooper Rush: Drops from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants cut Rush from the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Rush followed Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett from Dallas to the Big Apple, but after three weeks, the QB was let go in favor of Clayton Thorson. Rush will seek a new practice squad role elsewhere.

September 9, 2020 10:08 PM
Cooper Rush: Inks practice squad contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants signed Rush to their practice squad Sunday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Rush has a history with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett from their time in Dallas together, so he'll be a dependable depth QB heading into the 2020 season.

September 5, 2020 11:56 PM
Cooper Rush: Shifts to waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants waived Rush on Saturday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett was Rush's head coach in Dallas last year, but Rush couldn't beat out Colt McCoy to be Daniel Jones' backup in 2020. Rush may stick around on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

May 6, 2020 11:12 AM
Giants' Cooper Rush: Scooped up by Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants claimed Rush off waivers from the Cowboys on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Rush will reunite with former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, who accepted a position with the Giants as an offensive coordinator after being dismissed by Dallas in January. The 26-year-old Rush will likely battle with veterans Colt McCoy and Alex Tanney for the one or two backup spots available behind second-year starter Daniel Jones.

May 4, 2020 11:32 AM
Cooper Rush: Done in Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush was waived by the Cowboys on Monday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Dallas' decision to cut Rush comes following the news that Andy Dalton has officially signed with the team as Dak Prescott's backup. The selection of developmental project Ben DiNucci in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft also accounts for the team's No. 3 spot, making Rush the odd man out in Dallas' quarterback room. The 26-year-old only attempted three regular-season passes in three years after joining the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan in 2017, and he'll now be free to look for another depth opportunity with a new organization.

May 3, 2020 11:24 AM
Cowboys' Cooper Rush: Roster spot in jeopardy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush could see his Cowboys tenure come to an end after the team signed Andy Dalton to be Dak Prescott's backup Saturday.

An undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan in 2017, Rush has held down the No. 2 QB spot behind Prescott but has only attempted three regular-season passes in three years. With a solid veteran in Dalton now on hand, and 2020 seventh-round pick Ben DiNucci available as a developmental option for new coach Mike McCarthy if the club wants to carry a third quarterback on the gameday roster, there would appear to be no room for Rush as well.

March 18, 2020 09:12 PM
Cowboys' Cooper Rush: Signs RFA tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush signed a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the Cowboys on Wednesday, Todd Archer of reports.

The Cowboys locked Rush up for 2020 via a restricted free agent tender, putting him on track to return as the team's No. 2 option behind Dak Prescott. The Cowboys could still bring in competition for the backup gig during the offseason, and it's worth noting that second-year man Clayton Thorson will be retained for at least another year after having signed a reserve/futures contract.

March 13, 2020 10:00 AM
Cowboys' Cooper Rush: Gets RFA tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys gave Rush a restricted free agent tender, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The 26-year-old backup quarterback has played 26 offensive snaps in three seasons with Dallas, last throwing a pass in a regular-season game in 2017. Rush was shaky during preseason play the past two years, so it won't come as any surprise if the Cowboys bring in competition for the No. 2 QB job. To that effect, Clayton Thorson spent most of 2019 on the team's practice squad and then signed a reserve/futures contract at the end of the season.

August 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Cowboys' Cooper Rush: Solid preseason continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush completed 15 of 25 passes for 173 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Saturday's preseason win over the Texans.

The third-year QB has played error-free, if not exactly electric, football this preseason, completing 61.2 percent of his passes (41-for-67) for 408 yards (6.1 YPA) with a 1:0 TD:INT through three games. Unless the Cowboys front office looks outside the organization when rosters get cut down for a veteran alternative, Rush appears locked into the No. 2 spot behind Dak Prescott on the depth chart.

August 29, 2018 11:32 AM
Cowboys' Cooper Rush: Set as No. 2 quarterback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday that Rush will enter the season as the backup quarterback, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Rush has not been a standout backup for the Cowboys since joining the team last season, but Garrett went on to praise Rush's body of work since the start of the offseason. Should starter Dak Prescott suffer an injury at any point this season, Dallas will not be in great standing with Rush as its current backup.

August 11, 2018 03:12 PM
Cowboys' Cooper Rush: Sees bulk of action in first preseason game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush completed 15 of 23 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game against the 49ers.

The second-year QB is in a camp battle with fifth-round pick Mike White to be Dak Prescott's No. 2, and at least Thursday, Rush looked like the better man for the job. White will get his chances this preseason, but whichever of them becomes the game-day backup will still have very little fantasy value barring an injury to Prescott.

January 10, 2018 01:36 PM
Cowboys' Cooper Rush: Sees minimal action as rookie
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush took snaps in only two games in 2017, completing one of three passes for two yards and gaining 13 yards on two carries.

The undrafted free agent mostly watched from the sidelines behind starting quarterback Dak Prescott, but the Cowboys feel Rush has the potential to develop into an NFL-caliber signal caller down the road. The team may bring in some competition for him in training camp, but in all likelihood, Rush will enter 2018 as the team's No. 2 quarterback. Barring an injury to Prescott next season, Rush's action would likely be limited to garbage time once again.

October 24, 2017 12:04 PM
Cowboys' Cooper Rush: Sees first NFL action in Sunday's rout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush came in late in Sunday's 40-10 win over the 49ers, completing one of two passes for two yards and carrying the ball twice for 13 yards.

It wasn't exactly an auspicious pro debut for the undrafted rookie, but Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones said after the game that Rush, and not Kellen Moore, was now No. 2 on the depth chart behind Dak Prescott. Expect the team to continue looking for opportunities to get Rush some snaps in garbage time with an eye on accelerating his development.

September 2, 2017 03:40 PM
Cowboys' Cooper Rush: Wins backup QB job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush won the backup quarterback job, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The undrafted rookie out of Central Michigan enjoyed a phenomenal preseason, completing 38 of 51 passes for 398 yards and a league-high six touchdowns without throwing an interception. It was enough to convince the Cowboys to release Kellen Moore, who spent last year on injured reserve and struggled throughout the preseason.

August 27, 2017 09:48 PM
Cowboys' Cooper Rush: Thrives in extended outing versus Raiders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rush completed 12 of 13 pass attempts for 115 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 24-20 win over the Raiders. He gained 13 yards on his only rushing attempt.

Rush was given an extended outing at the expense of Kellen Moore in this one. He thrived with the opportunity and completed an 85-yard drive with a seven-yard strike to Ronnie Hillman before connecting with Lance Lenoir for a 44-yard score on the following drive. Rush has excelled this preseason and looks to be moving ahead of Moore as the regular season approaches. The two could be given a final opportunity to stake their claims to the backup position behind Dak Prescott, but Rush certainly seems to have the edge after this performance.

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