Cowboys Owner Welcomes Quarterback Controversy, Amid Prescott's Injury

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has never been a person to shy away from stirring the pot leading to debates around the media world. He did so again on Thursday when he told reporters including Michael Gehlken of Dallas Morning News, that he would entertain the idea of a quarterback controversy between Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush.

 Of course I would. Jones replied when asked if he would welcome a quarterback controversy. "If he comes in here and played as well as Prescott played (Cooper Rush), that well over these next games ahead? I'd walk New York to get that.

When Jones compared Prescott's past to current circumstances, he referred to when the 29-year-old came in as a rookie backup to replace Tony Romo, who went down with an injury earlier in the 2016 preseason. He eventually led the Cowboys to a 13-3 record. 

Jones adds that he didn't believe Prescott could do what he did in 2016 but welcomes the scenario again, but this time with Cooper Rush. 

Unfortunately for Rush, Romo's back injury sidelined him into the CBS broadcast booth and Prescott's thumb injury would not do the same to say the least.

However, Jones reiterated his belief in their QB1 Prescott and believes he will make a quick recovery with a hopeful return for possibly Week Four or Five. 

Prescott has been sidelined since the fourth quarter of their Week One loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he sustained a thumb fracture in his right throwing hand. He quickly underwent surgery the following day to repair the issue and now continues his rehab. 

A date for his return is currently undetermined. 

Rush led the Cowboys to a surprise victory last week as they upset the Cincinnati Bengals in a 20-17 victory. He completed 19-of-31 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown. 

Rush continues to start for Dallas as they are set to faceoff against their division rival, the New York Giants this Sunday, who currently reside at 2-0. 

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