The Dallas Cowboys discovered themselves a brand new quarterback over the weekend, inking long-term Cincinnati Bengals starter Andy Dalton to a one-year deal. With the addition of the Purple Riffle, the providers of the crew’s earlier backup quarterback, Cooper Rush, have been not wanted in Dallas.
The Cowboys reduce ties with Rush on Monday, waiving the previous Central Michigan standout. Nonetheless, his reference to a sure New York Giants coordinator might hold Rush inside the NFC East in any case.
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The Jason Garrett, Cooper Rush Connection
Cooper Rush might have himself a fan in Giants offensive coordinator and former Dallas Cowboys head coach, Jason Garrett.
Rush entered the NFL with little fanfare out of faculty, going undrafted within the 2017 NFL Draft. But, the previous All-MAC choice rapidly gained over Garrett throughout coaching camp, swiftly elevating himself up the crew’s depth chart. He beat out the likes of a 10-year veteran in Luke McCown, and ultimately present Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, for the second-string function behind Dak Prescott.
Rush would maintain on to that gig for the following three seasons beneath the watchful eye of Garrett. Nonetheless, he barely noticed a glimpse of taking part in time throughout his tenure in Dallas. Rush hasn’t appeared in a regular-season recreation in over two years and has solely three profession NFL passing makes an attempt to his title.
Giants Don’t Shy Away From Restricted Expertise
Whereas Rush’s restrict in-game expertise might deter different potential suitors, New York probably wouldn’t be a type of groups from shying away from the quarterback.
Massive Blue has notably shuffled signal-caller Alex Tanney between their QB2 and QB3 function for the previous two seasons. Tanney try one lone go in 2019, and previous to that hadn’t taken an NFL snap in a regular-season recreation since 2015.
Giants Present QB Depth Chart
New York is definitely set atop their quarterback depth chart getting into 2020, and presumably for the foreseeable future with Daniel Jones pegged because the crew’s hopeful franchise QB.
Past Jones, Massive Blue introduced in a veteran presence on the place in Colt McCoy this offseason. McCoy is probably going entrenched as Jones’ backup for subsequent season. He’s clearly probably the most completed QB on New York’s roster, having tried over 920 passes and thrown for six,000+ yards throughout his 10 years within the league.
Nonetheless, after McCoy is the place issues get a bit murky. Tanney remains to be at the moment on the roster, though as we’ve touched on prior, he’s probably capable of be upgraded upon. The Giants additionally signed UDFA Case Cookus out of Northern Arizona within the FCS.
Plus, whereas McCoy has expertise on his aspect, Rush has the good thing about having expertise within the Giants’ present offense. Rush, simply 26-years outdated, would are available in on day one and know Garrett’s playbook higher than any participant on the Giants roster. He’d primarily be one other coach on the sphere, serving to the remainder of the crew get accustomed to their new offensive scheme.
From there, something’s attainable. Rush has overwhelmed the percentages earlier than, successful over Garrett up to now and staking declare to a roster spot that nobody noticed as believable. Who’s to say he couldn’t do the identical in New York?