Dak Prescott is the only QB on Cowboys’ 53-man roster

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It looks like Dak Prescott will have the Cowboys quarterbacks room all to himself after Tuesday’s roster deadline.

The seven-year veteran is currently the only signal-caller on Dallas’ 53-man roster after the team broke all three backups: Cooper Rush, Will Grier and Ben DiNucci. Grier is subject to waivers while Rush is not.

The Cowboys are said to be planning to bring back at least one quarterback once they can move other veterans to an injured reserve, including left tackle Tyron Smith and wide receiver James Washington. Dallas could also potentially explore other quarterbacks who have remained in the market after Tuesday’s roster cuts across the league.

Rush has been with the Cowboys since 2017, outside of a brief stint with the Giants in 2020. He played in five games last season with one start, completing 30 of 47 passes for 422 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Dak Prescott in action during a Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on January 16, 2022.
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Cooper Rush (#10) and Dak Prescott (#4) during Cowboys training camp on August 1, 2022 in Oxnard, California.
Cooper Rush (#10) and Dak Prescott (#4) during Cowboys training camp on August 1, 2022 in Oxnard, California.
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The Cowboys claimed Grier’s exemption last September. The former West Virginia third round racer made two starts for the Panthers in 2019.

DiNucci, a seventh round pick in 2020, started one game for the Cowboys and appeared in three games as a rookie. Last season, he was part of the exhibition squad.

Prescott has dealt with a range of injuries in recent years, including his ankle, calf and shoulder.

Dak Prescott during training camp at River Ridge Fields on August 9, 2022 in Oxnard, California.
Dak Prescott during training camp at River Ridge Fields on August 9, 2022 in Oxnard, California.
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In March, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Prescott was undergoing “clean up” surgery on his left non-throwing shoulder.

“It’s not a concern. We’re not worried,” McCarthy said at the time. Prescott later said he had no problems following the procedure.

This year, Prescott had a full off-season schedule for the first time since 2019.

Dak Prescott at the Cowboys' preseason game against Seattle at AT&T Stadium on August 26, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
Dak Prescott at the Cowboys’ preseason game against Seattle at AT&T Stadium on August 26, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
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The 29-year-old quarterback spent most of last year’s offseason recovering from ankle surgery that sidelined him for the final 11 games of 2020. He was a full-fledged competitor to start training camp last summer, but played as a precaution. not in the preseason due to a strained right shoulder.

Prescott started 17 of 18 games last season, including the playoffs, when he threw for a franchise-record 37 touchdown passes with a career-high 68.8 completion percentage.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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