Dallas Cowboys can be Super Bowl contenders with just one change, ESPN analyst claims

Cooper Rush, Dak Prescott

The Dallas Cowboys could be ‘going to the Super Bowl’ if they keep doing what they’re doing at the quarterback position, Keyshawn Johnson has claimed. 

With franchise quarterback Dak Prescott injured in the first week of the season, a week in which they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and failed to score a touchdown, the only team in the NFL to do so in the opening week, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Dallas Cowboys might be in trouble.

Especially when you consider that the man that was coming in to replace him, Cooper Rush, didn’t exactly have the greatest reputation as a quarterback in the league when he was asked to take over the starting role, having only started one game before in the NFL, and having only thrown 50 passes in his career.

However, under his wing, the Cowboys have become one of the better teams in the National Football League, going 3-1 with Rush yet to throw an interception, averaging an impressiv e8.01 yards per attempt and leading them on two game-winning drives so far.

Indeed he’s played so well that it’s caused a little bit of a debate about what the Cowboys need to do moving forward at the position, because Prescott looks set to come back from injury pretty soon, with a report from ESPN hinting that it might even come as early as this weel when they take on the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams.

Dallas Cowboys in a dilemma

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has hinted that he wouldn’t mind Rush keeping the job, as it would mean he and the Cowboys are winning so he’d want to stick with the ‘hot hand’ as it were, even though Prescott has more experience and has take them to the playoffs before.

However, Keyshawn Johnson believes that there can be a ‘best of both worlds’ kind of agreement in place when Prescott is back at 100% health and ready to start a game again. 

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Speaking on ESPN’s KJM, Johnson claimed that the Cowboys should keep things exactly the same in terms of a gameplan for Rush, and just let Prescott work with the same system that has been so successful for them in recent weeks:

Video: Keyshawn Johnson describes what the Dallas Cowboys need to do next:

It certainly is going to be interesting to see how the Cowboys handle the quarterback situation moving forward, you don’t want to upset the applecart too much, but at the same time, you’re paying a lot of money to Prescott to be the quarterback, and you’d hate to see it being wasted on the bench for too long. 

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