Giants Take QB Cooper Rush From Cowboys Waivers

The New York Giants took quarterback Cooper Rush from waivers of the Dallas Cowboys.

Rush, who was cut Monday after the Dallas Cowboys signed Andy Dalton, worked as a substitute for Dak Prescott until Dalton’s arrival.

The move reunites Rush with former Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, who, after being fired as the Cowboys’ head coach, was hired by the Giants as their new offensive coordinator. Rush and Garrett worked together three years in Dallas.


At the Cowboys’ preseason camp in 2017, Rush amazed with his performance and stayed on the team, appearing only five times in three seasons and never at any momentous time. He only completed a three-pitch pass with the Cowboys after racking up 12,894 passing yards and 90 touchdowns with 55 interceptions in three years as a starter at the University of Central Michigan.

Rush joins a large group of quarterbacks led by starter Daniel Jones, the sixth overall pick in last year’s draft and which also includes veterans Alex Tanney and Colt McCoy and rookie free agent Case Cookus.

McCoy signed as a free agent with the Giants on the offseason. Only $ 500,000 of his $ 2.25 million contract is guaranteed. Rush agreed to a one-year, $ 2.1 million contract after signing his offer as a restricted free agent a few weeks ago, but his deal has no money guaranteed.

Rush, Tanney and McCoy are emerging to fight for the position as a substitute. Cookus is seen as a developing project.

New coach Joe Judge recently praised Jones in an interview with CBS Sports Network.

“I love working with this guy every day. He has passion within him and motivates others, “said Judge. “He knows what you are going to teach him before you teach him, in terms of being prepared with the material. He is the one who sets the pace. I’m also excited about the time when we can all be together. ”

The 26-year-old Rush has played in five games in his NFL career and only has one complete pass for two yards.

After the 2017 draft, Rush, a graduate of the University of Central Michigan, signed as a free agent rookie with Dallas. The Giants cut rookie Reggie White Jr. to make room for Rush on the roster.

Carlos A. Nava contributed to this report.