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Cowboys opt to keep Mike White, carry three QBs into regular season

Mike White has made the 53-man squad.

NFL: Dallas Cowboys at Houston Texans Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

While Dak Prescott is the unquestioned leader of the Dallas Cowboys, the depth behind him in the QB room has to be concerning. It’s also now a little crowded. The Cowboys are keeping all three quarterbacks. For the third year in a row the Cowboys have a rookie quarterback.

Cooper Rush, an undrafted free agent that was quickly signed by the Cowboys last April, had quite the preseason last year. Rush threw for 398 yards and six touchdowns to just one interception while completing 74.5% of his passes in four games last August. This August, however, has been a different story as the Central Michigan product has struggled behind lackluster performances from the offensive line.

The third QB in the room is Mike White, a fifth-round rookie out of Western Kentucky. When White fell to the fifth-round, the Cowboys opted to grab the 6-foot-4. 220-pound quarterback after he was still on the board later than many expected. White’s preseason has been nothing to write home about: 77.1 QB rating, 118 yards, and zero touchdowns in three outings.

Still, the men in charge apparently like White enough to keep him on the 53-man roster going into the regular season. Some of that has to do with the potential White has with his big arm and arm talent, while some of it is likely due to the fact that it would have been a tough pill to swallow had the Cowboys parted ways with a quarterback that they drafted just a few short months ago before the first regular season game is played.

Nonetheless, there are certainly question marks surrounding the backup quarterback room in Dallas.