Cooper Rush wins his third consecutive start of 2022 as Cowboys top Commanders 25-10

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Cooper Rush became the first quarterback in team history to win the first four starts of his career. In his third consecutive game replacing the injured Dak Prescott, Rush threw two touchdowns and the Cowboys rolled to a 25-10 victory.

Dallas is 3-1, while Washington fell to 1-3.

Prescott, who had surgery on his throwing hand Sept. 12, could return to the lineup next week, and Rush made the most of what could be his final start of the season.

Rush, who won his first career start at Minnesota last season, completed 15 of 27 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns as the Cowboys gained 279 yards against the overmatched Commanders.

Michael Gallup made his 2022 debut, returning from the ACL he tore Jan. 2, and caught two passes for 24 yards and a touchdown and drew a 38-yard defensive pass interference penalty on William Jackson III that led to a CeeDee Lamb touchdown on the next play.

Lamb caught six passes for 97 yards, including a 30-yard score.

The Cowboys had only two sacks of Carson Wentz and none by Micah Parsons, but they also picked Wentz twice. Trevon Diggs made his second interception of the season and also had three pass breakups, while Cowboys rookie cornerback DaRon Bland made his first career interception.

Bland had not played a single defensive snap this season until Sunday but was a late replacement for Jourdan Lewis, who injured his groin in pregame warmups and did not play.

The Cowboys have held their first four opponents under 20 points for the first time since 1973.

Wentz finished 25-of-42 for 170 with a touchdown and the two interceptions.

24 responses to “Cooper Rush wins his third consecutive start of 2022 as Cowboys top Commanders 25-10

  1. Before you pound your chest look who you’ve played! Nether giants (despite their record) nor commanders are any good and they got bengals reeling after the Super Bowl loss. Tampa game showed where Dallas is in comparison to the contenders.

  2. In his 3rd year with GB, McCarthy made the decision to move on from the incumbent QB and start the backup. In his 3rd year with Dallas, will McCarthy make the same decision and go with the backup, or stik with Dak? Tough with how much $$$ they have tied up with Dak, but they have to go with the hot hand. I mean, that’s essentially what happened with Tony Romo in 2016. Might be Dak’s time.

  3. Cooper is the starter until further notice unless they are trying to lose games. He looks waaaaaaayyyyy better than Dakota, good pocket presence, great arm, great decision making skills. All things that Dakota doesn’t have.

  4. If they keep the same game plan with Prescott, he’s the better QB. The biggest mistake was thinking you could rub a wide open offense with Dak. Limit him, use the run and lean on the defense. They won’t win the SB but it’ll be better.

  5. Before today Coop was the 6th rated quarterback in the league, with little time playing with the first team offence. He doesn’t turn the ball over and he’s won every game. I gave up on Dak in ’19 when the Eagles won the probably worst division in history with a 9-7 record. They were trying to hand the Cowboys the division. The 160 million dollar QB couldn’t put the team on his back and carry them to one more win. Do the right thing, Jerry.

  6. No way Jerrah lets McCarthy keep Dak on the bench. Besides, McCarthy is too dumb to make good football decisions.

  7. Im Always Right says:
    October 2, 2022 at 4:43 pm
    Cooper is the starter until further notice unless they are trying to lose games. He looks waaaaaaayyyyy better than Dakota, good pocket presence, great arm, great decision making skills. All things that Dakota doesn’t have.

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    lmao. oy.

  8. Packerbacker1987 Jerry pulls the strings if McCarthy tries that Jones will def veto it Have you seen how close and Jerry & Dak are hes not going anywhere

  9. The Commanders look like the worst team in the league while all Rush continues to do is win games.

    Maybe Dak was the issue all along, not McCarthy…

  10. You don’t bench a hot QB banging out win after win for the guy whose level is .500 and below average.

  11. packerbacker1987 says:
    October 2, 2022 at 4:34 pm
    In his 3rd year with Dallas, will McCarthy make the same decision and go with the backup, or stik with Dak?

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    It’s cool that McCarthy’s mom is on here posting as if Mike has any say whatsoever in the Dallas organization other than what hat he will wear on game day.

    I’m sure Mike appreciates your support though.

    Update- I have been contacted by the head of the marketing department of the Dallas Cowboys. Mike in fact does not have a choice in what to wear.

  12. All these Cowboys haters tossing out drivel comments about Dak, their opponents suck, McCarthy, Jerry, blah blah the list goes on.

    They’re not likely to be playing for big chips in the postseason but any fool can see they have a very, very good defense and special teams, and they’re doing enough on offense to pull out wins. They had a stinker to open up the season but have been rock solid ever since and everyone knows it. They’ll be in position to win every game they play.

    Just makes all the age old drivel, and the haters spewing it, continue to look pathetically stupid. Stupid is as stupid does…

  13. Dallas fans are nuts. I had to sit through watching g this putrid game. Rush isn’t the answer, when Dak comes back he will favor Lamb. Lamb has been mostly single covered with Tush as QB and has been awful. When Dak returns he will be double covered and be very average again. The Commanders are straight up garbage. I mean really bad. Cowboy fans when another team beats Washington, Washington stinks and it’s an easy win. Today wasn’t an easy win for the cowboys, and their fans…. Hiuuuuuuge team win, excellent game.

    It was terrible! From start to finish, terrible.

  14. Dallas hasn’t beat anyone worth writing home about but a win, especially with a backup quarterback, is a win. Their D looks phenomenal. With a defense like that they will always be a hard out.

  15. Washington has a decent Defense. Not great but decent…. If the Cowboys continue to use the same game plan when Dak returns, I don’t see why you would want to pay that kind of money when Rush can do the same thing, and maybe even a slightly more accurate passer….

    Some big franchise changing decisions are coming soon… all across the board if they screw it up….

  16. I could see Rush in San Francisco next season.

    This makes a lot of sense. This will be Lynch/Shanahan saying to Trey Lance, “Okay, we’re giving you every opportunity to be the future of the team, you just have to beat this guy out and stay healthy.”

    And if he can’t do that, Rush seems like someone who would excel in this offense.

  17. crookedcreek says:
    October 2, 2022 at 6:26 pm
    Washington has a decent Defense. Not great but decent…. If the Cowboys continue to use the same game plan when Dak returns, I don’t see why you would want to pay that kind of money when Rush can do the same thing, and maybe even a slightly more accurate.
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    Have to heard of dead cap space? Then add on a lot of money if they signed Rush to be the starter.

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