FRISCO, Texas — Dak Prescott may have one acquainted voice within the quarterback room this yr: Backup Cooper Rush has agreed to a two-year deal price $5 million and features a $1.25 million signing bonus, based on sources.
Rush could make as much as $6 million on the deal.
Rush has a 5-1 file because the Cowboys’ starter the previous two seasons whereas filling in for an injured Prescott. For his profession, he has thrown for 1,475 yards with eight landing passes and 4 interceptions. Not less than two AFC groups had sought to signal Rush earlier than he agreed to return to the Cowboys.
The staff probably wouldn’t have made the playoffs in 2022 with out Rush, who stepped in for injured Prescott initially of the season and went 4-1 because the starter.
Prescott suffered a fractured proper thumb within the season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that required surgical procedure and compelled him to overlook 5 video games. Filling in, Rush was regular and made performs once they mattered most.
His numbers weren’t spectacular — Rush didn’t high 235 yards passing or have greater than two landing passes in a sport. Nonetheless, he helped the Cowboys beat the 2021 Tremendous Bowl runners-up (Cincinnati Bengals) and champions (Los Angeles Rams) in a four-week span, whereas delivering two key NFC East wins towards the New York Giants and Washington Commanders in between.
Rush, who turned 29 in November, was intercepted 3 times within the first half in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles earlier than Prescott’s return.
Within the 9 video games through which he noticed motion final season, Rush was 84-of-162 passing for 1,051 yards and 5 touchdowns.
It wasn’t the primary time Rush had been pressed into beginning obligation rather than Prescott. Within the first begin of his profession — towards the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 31, 2021 — Rush threw for 325 yards on 24-of-40 passing with two touchdowns, together with the sport winner to Amari Cooper within the last minute.
In three of his six profession begins, he led Dallas to a late successful drive, turning into one among 9 quarterbacks to take action inside the first six begins of a profession.
Rush gained the Cowboys’ backup job as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and held the job by way of 2019. With Mike McCarthy arriving in 2020 and the addition of Andy Dalton, Rush was launched and frolicked with the Giants earlier than returning to the Cowboys later that season.
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