QB - DAL
Week 14 Outlook
Cooper Rush and the Cowboys have agreed to a two-year deal worth a maximum of $6 million.
Rush will return to the Cowboys and serve as the backup to Dak Prescott. The 29-year-old kept the Cowboys’ season afloat in 2022, registering a 4-1 record while Dak Prescott was injured. Fantasy managers should not expect much from Rush, unless Prescott were to miss any time during the 2023 season.
Cooper Rush completed 18-of-38 pass attempts while adding a touchdown and three interceptions in Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Eagles.
Rush had his worst game since taking over for Dak Prescott as the starter on Sunday, and it looks like it could be his last as well. The quarterback struggled mightily in the first half, throwing two picks while managing just three points as an offense. He had his good moments during his time under center, but with Prescott planning to return in Week 7, we likely won't see any more of Cooper Rush.
The Dallas Cowboys are preparing Cooper Rush to be the starting quarterback in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Dak Prescott is expected to throw at this afternoon's practice, but it sounds like Cooper Rush will continue to soak up the first-team reps. Rush has played well enough that the Cowboys will not rush Dak back before he is completely ready. Rush has not been very serviceable from a fantasy perspective, checking in as the QB30 in points per game as a starter. Fantasy managers should continue to look elsewhere unless they find themselves in an extreme bye-week pinch.
Cooper Rush completed 10 of his 16 passes for 102 yards in Sunday's 22-10 win over the Rams.
The legend of Rush continued on Sunday, as he is now 4-0 this season as the Dallas starter under center. This game didn't feature much explosive offense, as the Cowboys were clearly trying to run the ball out for the majority of the game after grabbing an early lead. Although he isn't necessarily a fantasy option, Rush has done his job for the Cowboys with Dak Prescott likely returning in the next week or two.
Cooper Rush completed 15 of his 27 pass attempts for 223 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 25-10 win over the Commanders in Week 4. He also added seven yards on the ground on two carries.
Rush has proven to be an effective quarterback in the place of Dak Prescott, as he is now 3-0 as the starter. On top of the record, he has thrown 200+ yards in each game he's started while not giving up an interception. The 28-year-old has also supported effective fantasy performances around him. With Prescott's return looming, Rush's time in the spotlight may be coming to a close soon, but he has been a serviceable QB2 in fantasy through three weeks.