The Dallas Cowboys acquired a quarterback for the 2023 season on Friday. Tony Pollard was given a franchise this summer. The offensive line’s deal with Dak Prescott was restructured.
Despite being the Cowboys’ number two choice behind Pollard, Ezekiel Elliott will be released to save cap space. Next year, there will be a stronger backup quarterback situation.
Dak’s backup is back: The #Cowboys are signing QB Cooper Rush, source says. It’s a 2-year deal for $6M max. 1st year & signing bonus fully guaranteed. The passer who ripped off four straight wins in 2022 returns. Rush was represented on the deal by @Chriscabott of @equitysports. pic.twitter.com/KtesrjbzKA
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2023
Cooper Rush will be re-signed by the Cowboys to a two-year contract valued up to $6 million, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. In 2023, he will receive a $50,000 signing incentive.
Rush played a key part in Dallas’ Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after Prescott was injured. After returning from injury, he led the Cowboys to four consecutive wins.