Denver, CO — The Dallas Cowboys came into week two’s match-up against the Denver Broncos without their star quarterback Dak Prescott, who will miss the next six weeks. But, in the world of football, when one man goes down, it’s next man up. For the Cowboys that next man came in the form of rookie quarterback Cooper Rush. “I was a bit nervous before the game. But, as soon as we got out on the field the adrenaline kicks in and all that goes away.” Said Rush about starting in his first ever road game.
The Cowboys trailed in this one for most of the game, but thanks to Cooper’s outstanding drive with 1:48 remaining the Cowboys came away victorious. “Cooper was outstanding there at the end. I’m not surprised about what he did. Since he has been with the team he is always preparing, studying, putting in the extra work and that’s why he did what he did today.” said Cowboys head coach Andres Perez. In the final drive, Rush drove the Cowboys 96 yards up the field on just six plays to give the Cowboys a 3 point lead with 30 seconds left in the game.
Rush finished the night with a quarterback rating of 125.4, completed 14 of 20 passes for a total of 232 passing yards and as if that wasn’t impressive enough he threw zero interceptions.
“Our hats off to them. They made the plays when they needed to and we didn’t.” said Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, who only had 2 tackles and no sacks.
With the loss the Broncos drop to 1-1 and will have to put this one behind them as they will be going on the road next week to take on the 1-1 Buffalo Bills. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys improve to 2-0 to remain in first place in the NFC East. They will remain on the road next week to take on the Arizona Cardinals.