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Cooper Rush

#2 QB,


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RANK: 39



RANK: 62


29 yrs


6'3'' / 225 lbs


Central Michigan

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Sees little action as backup

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-22

Rush completed 18 of 24 passes for 144 yards and an interception over seven regular-season games in 2023.

While the Cowboys' penchant for early-season blowouts gave Rush plenty of garbage-time opportunities, the 30-year-old quarterback didn't get a start as Dak Prescott stayed healthy all year. Rush is under contract for one more season at a modest $2.25 million, and while his familiarity with the offense should ensure he returns to Dallas in 2024, he could face a challenge for the No. 2 role from Trey Lance.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
1 TB Dome 81° 2.6 35th 2.549.5137640053.867.5000762%0%0%62%15%15%
2 CIN Dome 93° 13.6 18th 7.042.531192351061.395.5120665%67%18%55%29%13%
3 @NYG Outdoor 70° 12.4 23rd 1.539.531212151067.798.22-20677%0%46%71%7%19%
4 WAS Dome 74° 17.6 13th -3.042.527152232055.6107.5270963%50%30%63%19%15%
5 @LA Outdoor 72° 4.0 32nd 5.041.516101020062.580.74-10675%100%9%94%0%6%
6 @PHI Outdoor 61° 5.2 26th 6.542.538181811347.437.3000647%0%29%55%11%32%
11 @MIN Dome 29° 1.2 32nd -2.547.554310080.092.5000180%0%40%20%40%40%
13 IND Dome 67° 0.0 40th -10.543.5000000.039.600000%0%0%0%0%0%
18 @WAS Outdoor 42° 0.0 42nd -7.041.5100000.039.600000%0%0%100%0%0%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing AveragesRushing Averages
Home Retractable Dome 7 25.818th870.6059.7102.165%40%700.0
Away Outdoor 5 34.376th1020.40.657.567.663%14%6-10.0
Away Dome 2 19.243rd1781.00.562.292.567%43%710.0

Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
2017 24 DAL 2 0 1 63rd3120033.342.42130-433%0%-33%33%33%
2018 25 DAL 1 0 0 68th000000.039.600000%0%-0%0%0%
2019 26 DAL 2 0 0 66th000000.039.600000%0%-0%0%0%
2021 28 DAL 5 1 24 50th47304223163.8105.19-80768%43%14%60%19%21%
2022 29 DAL 9 5 57 39th162941,0515358.0809606.364%29%25%63%15%19%
*"Air" yards thrown per completion. Pass was "Catch"able. Percent of passes thrown "20yds+" that were completed. "Play" action pass percent of total pass plays.

Good to go Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-14

Rush (illness) is listed as active ahead of Sunday's playoff matchup against the Packers, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Rush was deemed questionable due to an ailment Friday after avoiding the Cowboys' injury reports Wednesday and Thursday. While the nature of this issue was never disclosed, the 30-year-old will once again be available as the team's backup quarterback behind Dak Prescott for Sunday's wild-card game. Rush has seen action in mop-up duty during seven games this season, completing 18 of 24 passes for 144 yards and one interception.

Dealing with illness

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-12

Rush (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Packers, Todd Archer of reports.

The specifics of Rush's ailment aren't known at this point, but his availability for the wild-card round is now in doubt. If he can't suit up Sunday, 2021 first-rounder Trey Lance would probably step in as the primary backup to Dak Prescott.

Sees action in blowout win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-02

Rush completed both his pass attempts for 20 yards in Sunday's 38-3 rout of the Patriots.

He also lost two yards on three official carries, as he kneed down on the Cowboys' final series. It's already the second time this season Rush has gotten some garbage-time snaps, as he also handled the final possession of a 40-0 blowout of the Giants in Week 1. Barring an injury to Dak Prescott however, the 29-year-old backup QB won't see enough action to have fantasy value.

Active as No. 2 quarterback

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Rush is active Sunday against the Jets, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Rush will operate as the Cowboys' backup quarterback Sunday, as he remains ahead of Trey Lance on the team's depth chart. The veteran signal caller saw action at the end of the Cowboys' blowout victory over the Giants in Week 1, playing just seven snaps and attempting one pass. Rush will be the next man up if necessary behind Dak Prescott in Week 2.

Efficient in preseason opener

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-13

Rush completed 10 of 12 passes for 83 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Jaguars.

The 29-year-old got the start at quarterback with Dak Prescott being held out of the Cowboys' preseason opener and was efficient on three drives, although none of them resulted in points for Dallas. Rush remains the favorite to serve as the No. 2 QB behind Prescott this season, but a big showing from Will Grier on Saturday has kept the competition alive for now.

Remains in Dallas

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-17

The Cowboys are re-signing Rush to a two-year contract Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Rush proved his worth as a backup last season by leading Dallas' offense to win four of his five early-season starts with Dak Prescott injured. Prescott is the Cowboys' clear starter, but after having proven his proficiency in the team's system, Rush could be worth rostering in deeper fantasy formats that start multiple quarterbacks.

Proves worth as backup

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-27

Rush completed 58.0 percent of his passes for 1,051 yards and five touchdowns with three interceptions over nine games in 2022.

The 29-year-old quarterback saw his most action yet in an NFL season, and Rush kept the Cowboys' year afloat by winning four of his five starts while Dak Prescott was sidelined with a thumb injury in September and October. Rush will be a free agent this offseason, while Will Grier is still under contract for another season, so it's possible Dallas doesn't bring him back in 2023. Given his success this past season, Rush could have multiple offers to sort through from teams looking for QB depth.

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