Jerry Jones

When Dallas Cowboys star quarterback Dak Prescott sustained an injury that will keep him out for several weeks, many thought that the Cowboys should sign or trade for another starting quarterback like Jimmy GaroppoloTyler Huntley, or Mason Rudolph until Prescott returns. But Jerry Jones is making it clear that he believes in backup Cooper Rush and has no intention of signing someone from the outside.

In an interview with 105.3 The Fan, Jones said that he believes Rush is “up to the task” of replacing Prescott and winning games.

“I think Rush is up to the task of winning ball games for us, and I think he certainly has had a lot of experience in this offense,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “He and Kellen Moore have been joined at the hip for a long time. So, I like who we’re lining up out there to give us a start right there. . . . Dak is one of the best there is at finding the open guy and going to the right guy. Rush can do it, too.”

Jones acknowledged that the team could have added another quarterback from outside, but they decided that playing Rush until Prescott returns was the best move for the team.

“Our team will address this literally from within — from within,” Jones said. “I was talking with a great coach last night, and not on our staff, and he had similar situations, and it’s not a coach that’s coached here. And he said, ‘You look for the answer maybe outside, maybe another quarterback.’ And he said, ‘The answer is from within.’”

Rush has been given plenty of praise since he was named Dallas’ starter – from a Hall of Fame quarterback, from his star wide receiver, and his head coach. Now, it’s up to him to perform well.

[Dallas Morning News]