The Dallas Cowboys have had some interesting work to do across their entire roster, but the quarterback position obviously stands above the rest in terms of priorities.
Dallas has already placed the franchise tag on Dak Prescott, but before that they had placed a RFA tender on backup Cooper Rush. Cooper has been Dak Prescott’s backup for three seasons now, and it appears as if that trend will continue forward.
Backup QB Cooper Rush has agreed to sign his restricted free agent tender worth $2.1 million with the Cowboys— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 18, 2020
Once upon a time the Cowboys quarterback room featured Prescott, Rush, and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. Familiarity is a good thing at the game’s most important position.
Rush joined the Cowboys in 2017 as an UDFA which means the Cowboys have had an undrafted free agent quarterback on their roster for almost two decades now as Tony Romo joined the team in 2003 and retired just before Dallas landed number seven. That’s a pretty remarkable streak for a franchise.
Just as the new league year began it was also reported by the mothership that the Cowboys are releasing Donovan Olumba and Daniel Wise.
The Cowboys have released CB Donovan Olumba and DE Daniel Wise. Both players spent the majority of last season on the practice squad.— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) March 18, 2020
Olumba and Wise are players that were pet cats by many here at BTB at training camp last year, and it appears that the Cowboys are not keen on keeping them around in 2020. Perhaps they don’t fit what Mike McCarthy wants to do.