4 Cowboys myths that the Eagles will expose on Sunday Night Football

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Myth number one: Cooper Rush has steadied the ship and should continue to start when Dak Prescott is ready for action.

Before we go any further, let’s pause for a second. Sometimes, ridiculous statements sound even more so when we state them out loud, so let’s do that.

Dallas should stick with Cooper Rush when Dak Prescott is healthy enough to play.

Can everyone see how erroneous that sounds? For whatever reason, Cowboys fans are having a hard time with this.

First of all, Cooper Rush hasn’t steadied anything. He’s been given the keys to a nice car like a 16-year-old that just got his/her driver’s license, and he’s been given one directive, don’t crash the car.

Secondly, the real heroes that have emerged during this run have been the guys who play on the defensive side of the ball under Dan Quinn.

Dallas’ defense held the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants’ offenses to 17 points and 16 points in Week 2 and Week 3 respectively before limiting the Washington Commanders and Los Angeles Rams to ten points in back-to-back weeks. Meanwhile, the offense has scored seven offensive touchdowns… seven. Yep, Cooper Rush is really lighting it up.

Football can be overthought sometimes. Often, it’s really a simple game. You put the guys n the field that give you the best opportunity to win a game. Now, seriously, if you’re the Dallas Cowboys, is that Cooper Rush or a healthy Dak Prescott? No one should be struggling with this.