Cooper Rush will start for the Cowboys against the Eagles


The Cowboys’ Dak Prescott is getting closer to playing again. But at this stage in the week, expecting him to play against the rival Eagles seems improbable. In Week 6’s game against the Eagles, Dallas is geared up for Cooper Rush to start once more at quarterback, according to Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy. Prescott engaged in some light throwing at the end of Wednesday’s practice, his first round of throws to receivers since suffering his thumb injury in Week 1. The quarterback spent Wednesday’s practice with the Cowboys’ rehabilitation unit. Prescott was labeled as a DNP by the Cowboys, but the quarterback afterwards praised his throwing practice. With a completion percentage of 61.9 percent for 775 yards, four touchdowns, and a passer rating of 97.1, Rush has done brilliantly in Prescott’s absence. With Rush as its starting quarterback, Dallas has remained unbeaten, defying the general consensus that they would lose their way as soon as Prescott was hurt.