The Dallas Cowboys scored only three points on Sunday Night Football against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – and a lot of that involved poor quarterback play.
Even before starter Dak Prescott left the game due to an injured hand/thumb late, Dallas struggled to move the ball. Cowboys backup Cooper Rush, a journeyman signal caller, would end up coming in during the fourth quarter and continued to fail to move the football.
Now that it’s been announced that Prescott could be out up to eight weeks due to the injury, it has fans pondering whether Rush will be good enough to carry the already-struggling offense for the next two months. Questions are also arising over whether the team should consider bringing in former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
It’s an idea that Cowboys legendary wide receiver Michael Irvin is not on board with.
"Let’s stop with this Colin Kaepernick stuff. Let’s just stop.Colin Kaepernick’s been out of football for what five years now," Irvin said on Monday's edition of ESPN's First Take, shutting down Stephen A. Smith’s suggestion that the Cowboys give the blackballed former NFC Champion quarterback a chance. "Come on, man. Let’s stop all of a sudden thinking we can go resurrect Colin Kaepernick and he’s going to come and resurrect a football team."
The 34-year-old Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016, but was shunned from the league after he expressed his political beliefs through kneeling gestures aimed at highlighting police violence in Black communities. Since then, he’s conducted a few workouts for teams, but has never been re-signed.
Irvin, instead, believes Rush is the right fit, pointing out that he led the Cowboys to a clutch win at Minnesota when Dak was injured for a game in 2021.
"I’ll take my chances with Cooper Rush,'' Irvin said. "I saw Cooper Rush win a football game last year. That’s all I’m saying."
On Sunday, the Cowboys will host the defending AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals, and as of now, Rush will be the starting quarterback.