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Jerry Jones would ‘walk to New York’ for Dak Prescott-Cooper Rush QB controversy

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Thursday that he wouldn’t mind a quarterback controversy between Dak Prescott and Cooper Rush.

Rush, filling in for Prescott as he recovers from a thumb injury, led Dallas to a Week 2 win over the Bengals and will start against the Giants at MetLife Stadium on “Monday Night Football.” The 28-year-old back-up QB reeling off a few wins in the starter’s absence would be welcome to Jones.

“That means we’d won,” Jones told reporters of a potential controversy. “If he comes in and plays as well as Prescott played … I’d walk to New York to get that.”

Cooper Rush already had one win filling in for Dak Prescott.
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Jones added that he felt similarly about Prescott filling in for veteran quarterback Tony Romo as a rookie in 2016.

Prescott returned to practice Thursday for the first time since injuring his thumb in the Cowboys’ Week 1 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Prescott wasn’t throwing footballs or taking snaps, but gripping and throwing training balls.

A QB controversy is a good thing to Jerry Jones.
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This is part of the Cowboys’ plan for him to return quickly, as early as Week 4 or 5, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said on Monday.

Prescott underwent surgery on the digit on Sept. 12 and was expected to miss 6-8 weeks. However, the Cowboys didn’t place Prescott on injured reserve, leading many to believe that he could return earlier.