Could it be that the Dallas Cowboys have two amazing young signal callers these days? According to future Hall of Famer Jason Witten, they do. Witten is amazed by what young Cooper Rush brings to the table.
In fact, after Saturday night’s game against Oakland, he compared the young rookie out of Central Michigan to one of the franchise’s all-time best — recently retired Tony Romo.
“Gosh, just his play-making ability,” Witten said, per Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He just continues to find ways. I’m proud of him. . . . [H]e reminds me a lot of a young Romo – play-making abilities, big-time throws.”
Like Romo, Rush entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie from a smaller school. He played four years at Central Michigan before making his way onto Dallas’ roster this offseason.
Appearing in all four preseason games thus far, Rush has done some very impressive things. He has completed 74.5 percent of his passes, throwing for 398 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions.
Rush has already earned a spot on the team in some capacity heading into the 2017 season. Owner Jerry Jones said as much after the rookie’s near-perfect performance against Oakland Saturday night.
For now, Dallas is Dak Prescott’s team. He’s not going to give up the starting role, barring injury. But if he did succumb to injury, the Cowboys can take comfort with the knowledge that they might have another young star in the making ready to do big things just waiting in the wings.