Sometimes things happen in the NFL that we don’t really see coming. Surprises can be fun. This was sort of the case when the Dallas Cowboys signed quarterback Andy Dalton. Sure it makes sense, but it still caused a little bit of “whoa!” around the proverbial water cooler.
Unfortunately for him, Cooper Rush’s future with the Cowboys suddenly became one of the most predictable things. The team made it official on Monday when they waived the former undrafted free agent which meant that teams could claim Cooper if they wanted to.
What happened next was even more predictable as the former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett, has a prominent position with another NFL team. Garrett is now the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants which could only mean one thing.
The New York Giants have claimed quarterback Cooper Rush
Cooper Rush isn’t going far. He is actually staying in the NFC East. The New York Giants have a new quarterback, an old friend of Jason Garrett’s.
The #Giants claimed QB Cooper Rush off waivers from the #Cowboys, source said. Reunited with Jason Garrett.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 5, 2020
Hopefully I’m speaking for everyone when I say that we hope the best for both Rush and Garrett. Speaking honestly, though, this move is sort of an indication that it is possible nothing would have changed for Jason Garrett’s Cowboys if he were still the head coach.
The signing of Andy Dalton to be the team’s backup quarterback was celebrated by so many because it shows the team is investing in someone legitimate at a position where they haven’t for so long. More of the same wasn’t going to cut it for the Cowboys which is why the head coach post is Mike McCarthy’s now.
Even with a new team, Jason Garrett’s moves are predictable and ones that you can see coming from a mile away. It makes sense for him to value Cooper Rush as he has worked with him for three years, but the predictable nature of this marriage is more proof that Jason Garrett’s habits can be telegraphed.
All the best to Garrett and new Giants quarterback Cooper Rush.