Mike McCarthy: Cooper Rush has similar ability to audible as Dak Prescott

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Losing Dak Prescott to injury and replacing him with backup quarterback Cooper Rush hasn’t made a significant difference in the Cowboys’ offensive approach.

That’s the word from Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy, who said today that Rush’s ability to call audibles is “very similar” to Prescott’s, and the Cowboys haven’t had to change a whole lot since turning to Rush.

We haven’t changed our approach,” McCarthy said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News. “I would put us on the high side of being aggressive at the line of scrimmage, whether it’s with Dak or with Cooper.”

One of the biggest surprises of this NFL season has been how well Rush — who was so lowly regarded around the league that the Cowboys cut him a month ago and no one picked him up — has filled in for Prescott. The Cowboys’ offense hasn’t changed much.

3 responses to “Mike McCarthy: Cooper Rush has similar ability to audible as Dak Prescott

  1. Correction: per his status as a vested veteran, Rush was released at the end of the preseason, not waived. The very reason the Cowboys could cut him off the initial 53-man roster was because the only way it could lose him was if he wanted to sign with another team, and it was certain he’d rather be the backup in the scheme he knows than sign to be the backup for a brand new team. I’m not saying he would have been snatched up on waivers, but figured a correction to keep the record straight is never unwelcome.

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