Spagnola: Newest Coop Might Be One Of A Kind

FRISCO, Texas – Here is what we know today, top of mind, when it comes to Cooper Rush.

Suddenly the new “Coooop” in town will be starting his third consecutive game for the Cowboys, high noon Sunday at AT&T Stadium with the Washington Red … er, Commanders (come on, some habits are hard to break) in town, the resurgent 2-1 Cowboys trying to win their third straight and 10th of the last 13 over 1-2 Washington.

We know Rush, the Cowboys backup quarterback with Dak Prescott’s hand on the mend, is starting again, just the fourth of his five-year NFL career, basically all with the Cowboys after a brief cup of tea in 2020 with the Giants.

And Coop is trying to do what no other Cowboys quarterback has ever done in the franchise’s previous 62 seasons: Win his first four NFL starts with a blue star on his helmet, trying to log another on Sunday after his first starting win last year at Minnesota and then two more the past two games of 2022.

Now think about that. No … other … Cowboys … QB … ever … never … has … accomplished … that.

In order, not Don Meredith (2-2), but did get credit for the first win in franchise history in the 1961 season opener after the Cowboys went 0-11-1 in 1960.

Not Craig Morton (2-2).

Not Roger Staubach, winning his first three but losing the fourth,…

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