Cowboy QB controversy? Jerry Jones brings the idea to the media – not the other way around

Frisco, Texas – Jerry Jones You don’t need to claim.

The Dallas Cowboys The team owner and general manager were not initially asked about the potential quarterback controversy Cooper Rush Keep winning like he did on Sunday against Cincinnati Bengals. Nor has he been asked about the right to vote for a quarterback Duck PrescottHe came back from a broken thumb in his hand. In fact, it was not even scheduled for Thursday to meet with the media.

But Jones stopped for a chat in the lobby of the team headquarters. Soon, on his own, he brought up the 2016 season for the Cowboys, when Prescott took over for injured Tony Romo and never gave up the quarterback job.

Can history repeat itself?

“Wouldn’t it be something if the same thing happened? That’s the way I think about it,” Jones said. “Wouldn’t it be a thing if you had a dilemma as to which way to go? You do it then [Rush] He gets 10 wins. Same thing happened with Prescott.

“I think so.”

Cowboys struggled to attack season opening loss Tampa Bay Buccaneers On September 11, Prescott completed 14 of 29 passes (48.3%) for 134 yards and an interception on an uncharacteristic night. In the fourth quarter of that game, Prescott suffered a fracture near his thumb joint when the Tampa Bay quarterback went out. Shaquille Barrett hit his hand. He tried to play through the injury before he realized he couldn’t catch the ball.

Prescott underwent surgery the next day, with a recovery timeline of four to six weeks. The Cowboys refused to put him in injured reserve, indicating his desire to train, if not play as well, four weeks in advance.

Rush started against the Bengals on Sunday, and led Dallas to his second win in many early careers (he also won in Minnesota last October). Rush completed 19 of 31 passes (61.3%) for 235 yards and touchdowns.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is unmoved if Cooper Rush takes his chance to be the quarterback as Dak Prescott did in 2016:

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is unmoved if Cooper Rush takes his chance to be the quarterback as Dak Prescott did in 2016: “Wouldn’t it be something if the same thing happened?” (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

However, Prescott’s 53-33 career record and $40 million annual contract speak to the difference between him and Rush, the unpolished 2017 agent who threw fewer NFL assists (94) than touchdown Prescott (143).

So will Jones really welcome any controversy?

“Of course I will,” he said Thursday. “Of course, that means we would have won. If he came and played as Prescott plays? If Rush had played well over these next few games? I would walk to New York to get that.”

Was he really thinking about keeping a healthy Prescott on the sidelines?

“I don’t want to touch that much weed though,” Jones said, finally clicking the spacers a little.

Titles like this undoubtedly contribute to Cowboys rated as the most valuable franchise In sports, Jones typically speaks at least three times a week during the NFL season above impromptu and eyebrow-raising statements like these.

The decision to move in with Rush will be eligible, regardless of the outcome of the next few weeks. Jones acknowledged that Prescott’s redemption schedule is shorter than Romo’s was, and Rush is unlikely to play 10 games before Prescott is available.

running back Ezekiel Elliotwho was also a rookie in 2016 and ended up being the fast-paced champion, said he doesn’t focus on such assumptions.

“People on TV who get clicks, get views are going to say the most outrageous things to get attention,” Elliott said. “This is their job. Who knows if they believe in it?”

Elliott was then told that Jones, in the Cowboys’ private building, had been thinking about a quarterback “dilemma.”

“Here you are, that’s a classic example,” he said. “He wants you all to tap and listen to him, too.

“It’s all marketing, man. It’s all marketing.”

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