Seahawks Suggested As Trade Destination For Cowboys’ Cooper Rush

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NFL Analysis Network

The Dallas Cowboys’ season got off on the wrong foot when they lost on Sunday Night Football to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It turned out to be even worse when it was announced that starting quarterback Dak Prescott broke his thumb and would miss several weeks.

Some people wrote them off after that, saying they would not be able to overcome the loss of Prescott. Those people have ended up being wrong, as Dallas has thrived the last three weeks despite not having Prescott on the field.

Backup quarterback Cooper Rush has stepped into the starting lineup and played better than even the most optimistic of people could have predicted. The team has gone 3-0 with him, giving him a 4-0 start to his NFL career as he won a game in 2021 when filling in for Prescott as well.

Owner Jerry Jones has spoken openly about the potential for a quarterback controversy, but no one has really taken that seriously. Rush has afforded the Cowboys the chance to allow Prescott to get to 100 percent healthy and not rush him back, but benching their $40 million per season quarterback is not going to happen.

Holding onto Rush would make sense just in case more injuries flare up for Prescott. However, it would not shock anyone if they did entertain some trade offers for the Central Michigan product as he has proven he can win and play with some consistency as a starter.

There are a few teams that could be in the market for a quarterback, one of them potentially being the Seattle Seahawks. Geno Smith is in the midst of a career season, setting records with his production. However, he is on a one-year contract and will hit free agency in 2023.

Smith has played well enough through four games with the Seahawks to lock down the starting job for this season and if he keeps it up he could be extended. But, if Seattle doesn’t believe his performance is sustainable, acquiring someone such as Rush would be a sensible move.

Rush has set some records of his own this season. He is the first quarterback to win his first four starts while recording a passer rating of at least 90 in each of them. With many backups, teams are just hoping they don’t lose games for the team. When it comes to Rush, he is picking the team up and helping them win games.