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Cowboys’ Cooper Rush will serve as backup QB, get promoted to active roster ahead of Week 1 vs. Buccaneers


The Dallas Cowboys do not have a single quarterback aside from Dak Prescott on their 53-man roster as of now, however they welcomed again a pair of acquainted faces as emergency depth Wednesday, re-signing backups Cooper Rush and Will Grier to their follow squad. 

Hours later, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy mentioned Rush will again up Prescott. Rush will get promoted to the energetic roster ultimately, seemingly the week of the workforce’s common season opener, which kicks off Sept. 11 in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Each Rush and Grier had been launched as a part of the team’s final cuts Tuesday however had been anticipated to return.

It is doable each reserves may ultimately be moved to the energetic roster forward of Week 1, with a number of veteran gamers candidates to be positioned on injured reserve — with the intention of being reactivated in the course of the season. The Cowboys may promote gamers on the follow squad for momentary 53-man assignments all year long.

Grier was topic to waivers upon his launch, whereas Rush was not. The latter has spent the vast majority of his profession with the Cowboys, and performed in 5 video games with one begin final season. In all, he accomplished 30 of 47 passes for 422 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. In Rush’s one begin, he defeated the Minnesota Vikings 20-16 whereas throwing for 325 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. 

Grier is a former third-round choose of the Carolina Panthers out of West Virginia, whom the Cowboys claimed off of waivers final September. He’s a follow squad candidate if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

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