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Jerry Jones Sends Clear Message On Cowboys Quarterback Cooper Rush

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones has said once before that he wouldn't mind if Cooper Rush played well enough for the Cowboys to have a quarterback controversy on his hands. Well, here we are. 

Rush led the Cowboys to a pivotal 23-16 over the NFC East rival New York Giants last Monday night. He completed 21 of his 31 pass attempts for 215 yards and one touchdown and no picks. 

It's the second week in a row Rush has led the Cowboys to victory. Last week, he had 235 yards passing and one score in a 20-17 win over the Bengals. 

Do the Cowboys really have a quarterback controversy on their hands? It's unlikely. However, Jones is telling folks Rush has "the makeup of a top quarterback." That's high praise from the Cowboys' owner.

"Jerry Jones said on 105.3 The Fan that Cooper Rush has 'the makeup of a top quarterback, adding, 'let me say this he’s certainly playing as well as anybody could’ve expected,'" Jones said, via Todd Archer.

What happens if Cooper Rush keeps winning games? Obviously they will return to Dak Prescott when he's healthy, but what if he struggles early on? It's going to be fascinating to see how the NFC East franchise handles such a situation. 

In the meantime, Rush and the Cowboys will try and keep the win streak going. 

The Cowboys take on the Washington Commanders next Sunday.