Prescott sub Rush has a challenge to keep cowboys afloat

FRISCO, Texas (AP) – Cooper Rush won a filling game for injured Dallas quarterback Duck Prescott last season, helping keep the Cowboys on track for the NFC East title.

He’ll have to win more than that to keep Dallas in contention this season.

Prescott is out several weeks after sustaining a fracture near his right thumb in the fourth quarter of a 19-3 loss to Tampa Bay in the opener. The Rush’s first start of the season will be on Sunday against defending champion Cincinnati.

“Back to the end of his rookie year, Cobb was always my go-to, whether it was this game or whether it was just for help,” Prescott said. “Now, I will be able to help him out for the next several weeks, hoping to get the best of him and the best from this team.”

Rush began his only professional career last season, with Prescott sidelined with a calf strain and throwing a touchdown pass to Amary Cooper in the last minute of the 20-16 win over Minnesota, giving Dallas their sixth straight win.