Week 4 NFL Quarterback Power Rankings

Week 4 NFL Quarterback Power Rankings
The 33rd Team’s weekly NFL quarterback rankings are a snapshot of where the league’s 32 current starters are right now, taking into account the QB’s recent production, his supporting cast, his health, and an evaluation by our scouting department, led by former NFL team executive T.J. McCreight. Week 4 NFL Quarterback Rankings 1.  Josh Allen, […]

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Anxiety, Opportunity Await Cooper Rush as Cowboys’ Fill-in Starter

Cooper Rush has a tall task ahead of him as the Cowboys’ backup quarterback filling in for Dak Prescott. Just ask former NFL quarterback Matt Cassel, who in 2008 replaced Tom Brady for an entire season in New England when Brady was injured. Cassel compares that 2008 season to Rush’s situation 14 years later.

It is a very high-anxiety role for Rush to be in, but it is also the best opportunity the seventh-year pro has had in the NFL. With Dallas formulating a plan around what Rush’s strengths are, and Rush knowing he has several weeks to lead the Cowboys until Prescott returns from his injury, Cassel says this is the chance for Rush to set himself up for the rest of his career. There’s just a few things he has to do on game days, and he has to stay mentally tough and tune out all the noise.

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Will ‘Well Enough’ From Cooper Rush Be Good Enough For Cowboys?

After losing Dak Prescott in Sunday night’s season opener against the Buccaneers, Rich Gannon evaluates the Cowboys’ quarterback options until Prescott can return.

Gannon believes Cowboys backup QB Cooper Rush is a serviceable fill-in until Prescott is back. He breaks down Rush’s strengths and weaknesses as an NFL-caliber starter. Rush, who starred at Central Michigan before being signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2017, would do in the interim, but Gannon acknowledges that Dallas will — and should — look to upgrade during Prescott’s absence.

 

“I think the game is simply moving too fast for a guy that doesn’t have a ton of reps and experience under center,” Gannon said.

Will Dallas find a veteran to bring in, or will they stick with Rush moving forward?

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