Cowboys elevate Cooper Rush, Brett Maher to active roster for Sunday night

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The Cowboys now have a backup quarterback and a kicker on the active roster for their Sunday night game against the Buccaneers.

Dallas elevated quarterback Cooper Rush and kicker Brett Maher from the practice squad to the active roster for tomorrow’s game. That was expected, as the Cowboys’ 53-man roster had only Dak Prescott at quarterback and no kicker at all.

Teams are permitted to call up two players from the practice squad to the active roster before games, giving teams a little more roster flexibility. Rush and Maher will likely then go back on the practice squad next week.

Rush has spent the better part of four seasons with the Cowboys, and he started one game last year. Maher has also played previously with the Cowboys and has struggled with accuracy but has a strong leg, having made three field goals in his career from beyond 60 yards.

4 responses to “Cowboys elevate Cooper Rush, Brett Maher to active roster for Sunday night

  1. The fact that Cooper Rush was waived and not claimed tells you all you need to know about Rush’s capabilities.

  2. And the funny thing is JJ thinks he is playing chess while the other teams are playing checkers. Where is the real Jimmy Johnson?

  3. Cowboys ain’t gonna be kicking too many field goals anyways due to a high powered number 1 ranked offense. The Dak attack highly sophisticated offense will be too much for any defense to handle. Maher is going to get a lot of extra point attempts and won’t matter if he missed a few here and there. #thisisouryear

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