Jerry Jones

The good news for the Dallas Cowboys is that Dak Prescott returned to the practice field on Thursday as he recovers from surgery on his injured hand. The even better news, as far as Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones is concerned, would be for Cooper Rush to do so well while Prescott recovers as to mire both of them in a quarterback controversy.

Jones was talking about the quarterback situation with reporters on Thursday when he said that he would “welcome” the possibility that Rush plays so well that they think twice before letting Prescott take back the reins.

“Wouldn’t it be something if you had a dilemma as to which way to go?” asked Jones. “You do that if [Rush] gets ten wins. Same thing that happened with Prescott. I think like that.”

Jones is referring to when Prescott unseated Tony Romo as the starting quarterback of the Cowboys.

When asked if he would welcome that kind of controversy, Jones didn’t hesitate.

“Of course, I would. That means we won. If he comes in here and plays as well as Prescott played. Rush played that well over these next games ahead. I’d walk to New York to get that.”

When asked if Cooper Rush is capable of playing so well as to cause the Cowboys to think twice about Prescott, he added “Well I don’t know that, but you can’t find on record where I said Dak Prescott could do it when he stepped in and had the chance to do that. But he did it.”

Jones admitted that the hope remains to get Prescott back in the lineup ASAP, possibly as soon as next week.

“Of course we want Dak to be here next week. That’s the thing. You do. But Dak and I want Rush to lead the team to victory here and get another win and get another win, and that’s the only way to look at it.”

Jones then reiterated that he remains very open to the idea of Rush unseating Prescott when this is all said and done.

“Do I think that it’s possible for Rush to come in here and play at a level to win games the way Prescott did when he took over for Romo? Yes, I do. I certainly think that’s possible.”

Of course, this is all conjecture unless Rush leads the Cowboys to multiple victories. And even then, it remains hard to believe Prescott won’t have the chance to step back in and regain his status. But with Jerry Jones, you never quite know…

[Michael Gehlken]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to