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CFZ Dak looked a bit nervous last night on the sideline

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by erod, Sep 27, 2022.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    That face last night. That's the face of "oh crap," and now Dak is running to microphones insisting his thumb is healing lightning fast. He knows he need to head this off now while he believes he still has the chance.

    But it's too late. Ship done sailed.

    Jerry is getting that bounce in his step, not just from the wins, but from all the positive hubbub about his team so suddenly. Jerry has always been about the here-and-now and the buzz, and right now the league is aflutter with Cooper and the Cowboys. Jerry is blushing with giddiness.

    Dak notices. And he's concerned. He was on the other side of this equation not so many years ago.

    Cooper Rush is not the future of Dallas Cowboys football, nor is he actually setting the league on fire. However, he is showing that he knows how to play the position with poise and limited skill when tasked to do so, as a good backup quarterback should. The Cowboys quite obviously have a very good backup QB, and we didn't even really know it until now.

    Therein lies the sudden problem. Dak knows the starter here is equally as limited, but without the poise and willingness to get the ball out quickly to intermediate routes with anticipatory throws. Dak takes so many unnecessary sacks that Rush does not, and his scatter-gun arm shrivels up and hides when it's time to take the shot to often.

    What really caught my eye last night, and I'm sure Dak's, were two throws from Rush when he reached back and put some mustard on the ball. One to Noah Brown over the middle, and one to CeeDee on the crucial 4th down. I didn't know he had that ability, but he ripped those throws on a line.

    After Barkley scored and put the Giants up, Rush settled the offense and led them to 17 points in the next three possessions. That's good stuff when it mattered most in that game, which could have been a 34-10 whooping if the Cowboys would have just gotten out of their own way at times.

    The other thing you see is a sudden confidence amidst the poise with Rush. He now knows he's long for this league one way or the other. He's got Chase Daniel money coming his way now, and the team is responding to him. Yet another observation Dak has made as well, no doubt.

    As I stated last week, there's a hornet's nest awaiting Dak coming out of this injury, and he'd better be ready to be a very different quarterback when it gets here. He got booed out of the stadium in Week 1, and the natives are not pining for him to return. A bad beginning is going to bring the fan base down on him worse than this run of injuries he's had.

    Worse yet, what eyes will be looking back at him in the huddle? "Glad you're back," or "where's Cooper?" What will those eyes be saying?

    Dak is at the precipice of proving himself once and for all, or losing his place here forever. This is it, and his face last night looked like he knew it.
  2. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Fans are much better at starting controversies than players are.
  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    No he didn't. You see what you want to see.
  4. ChronicCowboy

    ChronicCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I think he’s done mentally. He needs a fresh start with a different team but soonest that will happen is 2025. By then he’ll have very little left in the tank even physically.
  5. Coogiguy03

    Coogiguy03 Well-Known Member

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  6. DCreppinBoysfan

    DCreppinBoysfan Well-Known Member

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    He has the contractual power to make that change happen before 2025 if he wants it
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  7. TexasBacon

    TexasBacon Well-Known Member

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    He really didn't, but until he comes back and plays well the crows will feast.
  8. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    Cooper 2 tds are two of the greatest tds ever thrown....apparently.

    How can Dak ever compete with this?

    Yes, he is so concerned that he is getting paid regardless of whatever delusion you have in your mind.
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  9. MRV52

    MRV52 rat2k8

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  10. G2

    G2 Taco Engineer

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    Is this "The View?"
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  11. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    Dak about to get 2016 Dak'd.
  12. Zman5

    Zman5 Well-Known Member

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    Drama queens are at it again. LOL.
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  13. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

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    Oh yah, did you see him? I was thinking the same thing. He looked terrified!!! Poor guys knows that Rush and his 20 point scoring average is spelling his impending doom.
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  14. CowboyRoy

    CowboyRoy Well-Known Member

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    I think they should just cut him now? Rush is better anyway. Its totally obvious. Anyone can see it.
  15. MountaineerCowboy

    MountaineerCowboy Well-Known Member

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    It's a lesser version of the Wentz/Foles situation.

    Dak is going to come back looking to show he's the guy, probably play bad because he's not talented, and will get hounded for it.
  16. Jake

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    Looks terrified.

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  17. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Fans love putting their own spin on things.


    And no one is happier for Rush more than Prescott, the team’s $40 million franchise quarterback who just wants the Cowboys to hold on and stay competitive until he returns.

    “I appreciate those guys telling me they are going to hold it down and they are,” Prescott said after the game.

    Prescott refused to talk about his injury and timetable for a return in the locker room. He only wanted to talk about Rush.

    “I am happy as anybody for him,” Prescott said. “I don’t want to say wing man. He has been my guy for five or six years. He has been there for me to count on when I need stuff. It’s great for him to go out there and do it.
    rescott is most appreciative of Rush because he knows his journey from undrafted free agent and backup quarterback in 2017. They have shared a quarterback room together.

    He is not shocked by the way Rush has played. He is happy the rest of the world is noticing.

    “It doesn’t surprise me,” Prescott said. “I have known this guy from the time he came in. How he came in and approached his first preseason and the success he had then and the time running the scout team and stepping up when I have been gone. And now he is showing he can do it in a game.

    Dak looked concerned? yeah like most of us looked concern with a close game heading into the 4th qrt, yeah a lot of concern
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    PAPPYDOG There are no Dak haters just Cowboy lovers!!!

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  19. mattjames2010

    mattjames2010 Well-Known Member

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    Look, Rush is playing good backup type football. However, he isn't playing THAT well to take a QB with a franchise contract's job. I'm not even a fan of Dak, but he has little to worry about until we see Rush in true adversity.
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  20. SteveTheCowboy

    SteveTheCowboy Well-Known Member

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    But two wins when people like you were ready to throw the season for a draft pick...might be harder to compete with.

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