Cowboys

After Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a thumb injury that will keep him sidelined for “several weeks,” many fans expected the team to attempt to trade for a veteran quarterback like Jimmy Garoppolo, Tyler Huntley, or Mason Rudolph to serve as the team’s starter until Prescott returns. But the Cowboys have made it clear they aren’t going to do that.

According to Dallas Cowboys reporter Todd Archer, head coach Mike McCarthy said that while the team will look to add a third-string quarterback, they will not look to add another starting quarterback, meaning the job will go to backup quarterback Cooper Rush, who will be the team’s starter until Prescott returns.

“Mike McCarthy said the Cowboys are discussing all options regarding adding a third quarterback with Dak Prescott undergoing thumb surgery. He said he anticipates the Cowboys making some roster moves by Tuesday. But make no mistake – Cooper Rush is their starter,” Archer said in a Tweet.

While Rush may not be the flashy choice like another available quarterback would, he’s a veteran who knows the system well. He’s appeared in 11 games throughout his five-year career with the Cowboys, completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 488 yards and three touchdowns along with an interception.

[Todd Archer]