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Dallas Cowboys Officially Name Starting Quarterback For Week 2

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The Dallas Cowboys are going to be without franchise quarterback Dak Prescott for the next six to eight weeks. Prescott suffered a significant injury in the team's season opener Sunday night. Now, the big question is what will the Cowboys do at quarterback?

Some have suggested the Cowboys should go after Jimmy Garoppolo or maybe even Cam Newton. Believe it or not, even Colin Kaepernick's name has been thrown into the mix. However, it doesn't appear Mike McCarthy is heading in any of those directions. 

The Cowboys have officially named Cooper Rush, Prescott's backup, the starting quarterback. He will be under center when Dallas battles the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. 

"Mike McCarthy said the Cowboys are discussing all options regarding adding a third quarterback with Dak Prescott undergoing thumb surgery. He said he anticipates the Cowboys making some roster moves by Tuesday. But make no mistake – Cooper Rush is their starter," said Todd Archer.

This is a bit of a surprise. The Cowboys are expected to contend for the NFC this season, but Cooper Rush probably doesn't have what it takes to give the team a winning record until Dak Prescott returns. 

It appears the Cowboys are fine with waiting this one out until Prescott returns. That could come back to haunt them if they have just one or two wins and several losses with Rush under center. 

The Cowboys will try and win their first game of the season this Sunday vs. the Bengals.