Let Cooper Rush mania begin in Dallas.
The Dallas Cowboys blew a 17-3 lead but narrowly escaped the reigning AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2, as Brett Maher kicked a game-winning 50-yard field goal with just seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to win 20-17.
With Dak Prescott out due to a thumb injury, Cooper Rush completed 19 of 31 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown.
After the game, Cooper Rush’s wife, Lauryn, took to Instagram and reacted to his big win and going to 2-0 as a starter.
The 28-year-old backup quarterback, who is replacing injured starter Dak Prescott, will be starting for several weeks as he looks to keep the Cowboys afloat until Dak returns.
Prescott is expected to miss four to six weeks following his hand surgery. Many feared that it would spell the end of the Cowboys’ season, but if Rush can continue to find success, Dallas may actually be able to remain in the playoff picture without having to rush Dak back into action.