Oct 31, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) warms up for a game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Blewett-USA TODAY Sports
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Cooper Rush got the start for the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football with Dak Prescott nursing a calf injury but QB1 was loving his backup’s work.
Dak Prescott, as was speculated about all week, was forced into a spectator role for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football as the team chose to exercise caution with their star quarterback while dealing with a calf injury.
That forced backup Cooper Rush into the starting role for his first career start in the NFL. Prescott, meanwhile was on the sidelines watching his understudy on the field and doing his best to help guide him through the matchup against the Vikings.
If nothing else, though, Prescott was providing tremendous energy and moral support to Rush under the lights of primetime.
Dak Prescott loved Cooper Rush throwing a beautiful long TD
Early in the third quarter, Cooper Rush found wideout Cedrick Wilson deep down the middle of the field in open space and the receiver did the rest of the work to take it 73 yards to the house. And Dak Prescott was eating it up on the sidelines.
This is one of the things that makes Prescott so special to the Cowboys, both the team and the fanbase.
Dak isn’t just a terrific quarterback among the best in the league at his position; he’s also a tremendous leader and teammate and who lives and breathes the Cowboys. And him watching Rush is a perfect example of that. Even if he can’t get on the field, he’s giving all of his energy and support to his backup and team on the field.