PRO: Cooper Rush signed with Dallas following the 2017 NFL Draft as a rookie free agent with the hopes of earning a shot as a backup quarterback, and he became the only rookie free agent in 2017 to make the active roster out of training camp. He started the season as the club's third quarterback and gameday inactive, but earned his shot as the primary backup beginning in Week 7. As a rookie, Rush saw time in just two games, he played in just one game in 2018 and two in 2019 as Prescott's primary backup. He was waived in May, 2020, claimed off waivers by the N.Y. Giants and spent the first month of the season on the Giants practice squad. After the injury to Prescott in Week 5, Dallas added Rush to the practice squad (Oct. 30), where he spent the remainder of the season.
1/4/21: Signed with Dallas as a future.
10/30/20: Signed to Dallas' practice squad.
9/6/20: Signed to the N.Y. Giants practice squad and released (9/29).
5/5/20: Claimed off waivers by the N.Y. Giants and waived (9/5).
5/4/20: Waived by Dallas.
5/12/17: Signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent.
2020 (N.Y. Giants/Dallas):
Waived by Dallas in May, claimed off waivers by the N.Y. Giants but released at the end of training camp.
Signed to New York's practice squad (9/6) but released (9/29).
Signed to Dallas' practice squad after Prescott's injury where he spent the remainder of the season.
Was a standard elevation for one game - against Pittsburgh (11/8) - but did not play.
Again spent the entire season as the primary backup to Prescott, seeing action in two games without attempting any passes.
Active for all 16 games, seeing action in one as the primary backup to Prescott.
Saw his first action of the season late in the fourth quarter of the win over Jacksonville (10/14).
Signed with Dallas as a rookie free agent and became the only rookie free agent to make the squad out of training camp.
Saw time late in the fourth quarter in two games - at San Francisco (10/22) and at Philadelphia (12/31).
Made his NFL debut, playing in the fourth quarter at San Francisco (10/22) and completed one-of-two passes for two yards and rushed twice for 13 yards.
Played in the finale at Philadelphia (12/31) and attempted just one pass that was incomplete.
Through four years at Central Michigan, completed 1,022-of-1,648 passes for 12,894 yards, 90 touchdowns and 55 interceptions.
In his final collegiate campaign, threw for 3,450 yards, 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, completing 278-of-465 passes (60.0%).
Started all 13 games as a junior and went 324-for-489 (66.3) for 3,848 yards and 25 touchdowns.
As a sophomore, started all 13 games and named Division I CoSIDA Academic All-America second-team, completing 243-of-382 passes for 3,157 yards, 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
Won team Offensive Player of the Year and Academic All-MAC as a redshirt freshman, starting 10-of-11 games and throwing for 2,349 yards with 15 touchdowns and 15 interceptions on 117-of-312 passes (37.5).
Redshirted as a true freshman.
Three-year starter at Lansing, Mich., Catholic, leading the school to a 13-1 record as a senior, completing 242-of-362 (66.9) passes for 4,002 yards and 48 touchdowns. Added 756 yards and 16 scores on the ground.
Had a 25-5 record in his prep career.
Rush and his, Lauryn, have a daughter, Ayla.
Earned his degree in actuarial science.
2017 Rookie Club presented by Essilor USA.
2017-19 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
2019 Early Thanksgiving Day meal at The Salvation Army.
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