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.
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.
Rush completed eight of nine passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.
For the second straight game, Rush badly outplayed presumed Cowboys No. 2 QB Kellen Moore, and it's becoming a distinct possibility that the undrafted rookie will win the backup spot behind Dak Prescott. Dallas trusts Moore's intelligence and familiarity with coordinator Scott Linehan's offense in that role, but if Rush continues to put up big numbers in the preseason and makes it too risky for the team to try and place him on the practice squad, they may have little choice but to keep him on the 53-man roster in Moore's place.
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