These stats show that debating Dak Prescott in the Dallas Cowboys vs. Cooper Rush was a waste of time.
The 2022 season for the Dallas Cowboys got off to a disastrous start after quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a fractured right thumb. That forced the Cowboys to start a backup to Cooper Rush rather than look for outside help, and he did enough to help the team win the next four of their five games. Then, Prescott is back to face the Detroit Lions in Week 7, and the offense is running on all cylinders.
Remember when Prescott was injured, there was a debate that Rush should still start for the Cowboys?
Well, these latest stats, courtesy of The Athletic’s Bob Sturm, show just how much better the offense has been with Prescott starting on the Rush.
Stats show that Cowboys are more efficient with Duck Prescott than with Cooper Rush
So much for the “quarterback controversy”.
Prescott has had his ups and downs in his comeback. His first injury start against the Lions was nothing to write home about. Then, in Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers, he threw two interceptions in the 31-28 overtime loss. But, he had a solid game against the Chicago Bears in Week 9, and had a great showing against the Vikings. That last game against Minnesota showed just how dangerous the Cowboys offense can be at full strength.
Since his return, Prescott has completed 89 of 103 pass attempts for 998 yards, eight touchdowns, and two interceptions in four starts.
As for Rush, he completed 83 of 143 pass attempts for 956 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions in his five starts.
The Cowboys offense is doing quite well based on the stats. Prescott is back, his passing performance is good, and Dallas may have found themselves their next star running back from Tony Pollard. Add that to a stacked defense, and that’s why the team could be considered a favorite to take out the NFC Super Bowl.