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Jerry Jones Explains Cowboys' Decision At Backup Quarterback

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the field.

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 25: Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, looks on before the game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on October 25, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Well, it turns out Ben DiNucci isn't the only quarterback the Dallas Cowboys released this Tuesday. According to ESPN insider Todd Archer, the team has also released Garrett Gilbert.

Gilbert started one game for the Cowboys in 2020, completing 55.3 percent of his passes for 243 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He didn't do nearly enough in the preseason to edge out Cooper Rush, who'll be the Cowboys' backup quarterback this fall.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones explained the team's decision at quarterback while on 105.3 The Fan, saying that Rush's consistency and familiarity with the offense led to him winning the backup job over DiNucci and Gilbert.

Rush, 27, has appeared in five games for the Cowboys since 2017. He hasn't done much in that limited time, but he has looked sharp this preseason.

During the Cowboys' second preseason game, Rush completed 10 of 12 pass attempts for 97 yards and two touchdowns.

Of course, the Cowboys are hoping Rush doesn't have to see the field this season. The team's chances of winning a Super Bowl this season will rest solely on the shoulders of Dak Prescott.

That being said, it's important that Dallas has a backup quarterback it can trust in the event that Prescott misses time. Judging by Jones' recent comments, Rush is someone the coaching staff trusts.