Cooper Rush

When Dallas Cowboys star quarterback Dak Prescott left the team’s season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a hand injury that would sideline him for several weeks, many thought the team could be in serious trouble under backup quarterback Cooper Rush. But since Rush took over, it’s been completely the opposite.

Through two games as a starter, Rush has led the Cowboys to two victories, giving them a 2-1 record heading into Week 3. He’s also put up some strong numbers, completing 62.7 percent of his passes for 514 yards and a touchdown with no interception in just the second and third starts of his NFL career.

Rush is on a roll right now, and one NFL stat highlights just how rare it is to see an undrafted backup quarterback find as much success as Rush has found the past few games.

“Cooper Rush is the first undrafted QB to win each of his first 3 NFL starts and throw for 750+ yards over those starts since @kurt13warner in 1999 with the Rams. Warner went on to win NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP that season,” NFL Research shared on Twitter.

It’s an absolutely wild stat, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it.

Rush will have the chance to add to his ridiculous start next week when the team hosts the Washington Commanders.

[NFL Research]