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Report: Cowboys bringing back quarterback Cooper Rush to team’s practice squad

The Cowboys are bringing back an old friend.

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The Dallas Cowboys haven’t even played half of their season and they have already seen injuries to their top two quarterbacks. That is on top of a number of other injuries and issues which are making winning games a difficult proposition for them.

Dak Prescott is out for the season and Andy Dalton figures to miss some time with a concussion that he suffered in Washington last week. Without them, the Cowboys have rookie Ben DiNucci and veteran Garrett Gilbert to lean on which obviously doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence.

Mike McCarthy is seemingly a coach that likes to roll with three quarterbacks, and assuming Dalton is going to be on the shelf for a bit, that means that Dallas needs another signal-caller. They have found one and he is an old friend of the organization.

The Dallas Cowboys are bringing back Cooper Rush and putting him on the practice squad

As noted, the Cowboys are in need of a quarterback. While Mike McCarthy is a new head coach for the team. what they do offensively is similar to what has happened in the past as Kellen Moore is still the team’s offensive coordinator. As a result, the team fired up the DeLorean to see what was in their past and brought him back to their future. They are bringing in Cooper Rush.

The Cowboys moved on from Rush after they signed Dalton and drafted DiNucci and, predictably, he wound up in Jason Garrett’s offense with the New York Giants before becoming available again. At this point he figures to be someone who can be a helping hand.

It is unlikely that the Cowboys will elect to go with Rush over DiNucci, but obviously anything is possible. Would you want to see that?