NFL: Cowboys set for another start from quarterback Cooper Rush against Eagles


The Dallas Cowboys are bracing for another start from quarterback Cooper Rush ahead of their Sunday game against the National Conference East rivals Philadelphia Eagles.

Head coach Mike McCarthy said regular quarterback Dak Prescott, who remains in rehabilitation after a broken right thumb, is expected to make a few passes at the end of Wednesday’s practice.

Top of the East Division standings will be at stake Sunday night when the Cowboys (4-1) visit the Eagles (5-0).

Rush has won in his four starts this season, including games against the defending Super Bowl champions Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals, runners-up in the American Football Grand Finals last February.

Prescott, a right-hander, suffered a broken thumb in the Cowboys’ 19-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener.

McCarthy said he wanted to see Prescott practice for a full week before playing a game. However, the activity planned for Wednesday is not included in this calculation, he said.

“I believe we are still in the medical rehabilitation phase,” McCarthy explained. “So once he gets through that and gets back to full training, then we can have that discussion. »

With a win, the Eagles will give themselves a two-game lead over the defending division champions. Prescott is 7-3 in career against the Eagles.

Rush, who would make his first career start against the Eagles, has earned his first five NFL starts, including a win at Minnesota last season.

According to McCarthy, Rush’s winning streak didn’t weigh in on Prescott’s return decision.

« You have to trust the medical process, » McCarthy said.

“I know that’s not what Dak wanted to hear. You need to make sure it will be okay for the long term, too. Not that I’m saying we’re conservative because that doesn’t really fit the way he approaches game preparation. »



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