Cowboys backup quarterbacks: Who fills in for Dak Prescott while star sidelined? – Fox News

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, #4, hits his hand against Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett, #58, while throwing during the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Sept. 11, 2022.

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The Dallas Cowboys are now without Dak Prescott for several weeks, leaving a glaring hole at the quarterback position for the second time in two seasons.

Prescott missed most of the 2020 season with a nagging ankle injury and was sidelined in training camp last season with a shoulder problem. Now, the Cowboys face several more weeks without their starting quarterback who led them to the playoffs last season.

Dallas doesn’t have the best options behind him, but the backups that are currently on the Cowboys’ roster have some experience.

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, #4, slams his hand against Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett, #58, throwing during the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on September 11, 2022.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, #4, slams his hand against Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett, #58, throwing during the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on September 11, 2022.
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Cooper Rush was QB2 to start the regular season and entered the game for Prescott when the quarterback went down. Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rush was 7-for-13 with 64 passing yards and two sacks.

Rush is in his fifth season with the Cowboys after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan. He started one game last season and helped the Cowboys to a win over the Minnesota Vikings. Rush was 24-for-40 with 325 passing yards, two touchdown passes and an interception.

He had 422 passing yards and three touchdown passes in the five appearances he made.

Devin White, #45 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, tackles Cooper Rush, #10 of the Dallas Cowboys, during the second half at AT& Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Devin White, #45 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, tackles Cooper Rush, #10 of the Dallas Cowboys, during the second half at AT& Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
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Will Grier is hanging around the Cowboys’ practice squad and will likely be promoted to the main roster once Prescott goes on injured reserve.

The former third-round pick of the Carolina Panthers joined the Cowboys at the beginning of the year, was cut and re-signed over the summer. His only playing time came in 2019 when he played and started in two games, throwing for 228 yards and four interceptions. He has no touchdown.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Will Grier, #15, looks for an open receiver during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks on August 26, 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Will Grier, #15, looks for an open receiver during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks on August 26, 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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Possible trade for Jimmy Garoppolo was topic of discussion on Twitter.

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback was relegated to the backup position behind Trey Lance at the beginning of the season but agreed to a restructured deal that gave him a no-trade clause. He will become a free agent at the end of the season.

Trading for Garoppolo would be a risky move because he’s a proven starter in the league and the team wouldn’t necessarily want to cloud their own starting quarterback if he did well and carried the team far in this hypothetical scenario.

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It’s unclear when Prescott will return, but he will be missed.

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