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Mike McCarthy Sends Clear Message To Jerry Jones About Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott

Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys

On Thursday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it clear he's open to a quarterback controversy in Dallas. That, of course, would hinge on Cooper Rush's performance these next couple of weeks before Dak Prescott returns. 

"Jerry Jones wouldn’t mind a QB controversy between Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush. He said he’d walk to New York if it meant Rush played so well going forward that the Cowboys had a tough decision to make," said Jon Machota.

It was a bit dramatic on Jones' part, seeing that Prescott is the franchise quarterback. But that's Jerry Jones for you. 

This Friday, Mike McCarthy was asked about Jones' comments about the team's quarterback situation. The Cowboys coach wants to make one thing clear: Dak Prescott is his starting quarterback, regardless of Rush' performance. 

“Clearly, everybody in our locker room and everybody in the building, Jerry included, Dak is our quarterback. We want Cooper to be successful as possible. So, I think it stops right there," said McCarthy. 

That's a pretty direct statement for a coach to make to his team's owner. 

With that being said, Mike McCarthy is right. The Cowboys would be foolish to entertain the idea of starting Cooper Rush over Dak Prescott.