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Jerry Jones: I'd welcome QB dilemma between Prescott, Rush

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would welcome a quarterback debate between unproven passer Cooper Rush and Dak Prescott.

"Wouldn't it be something if you had a dilemma as to which way you go?" Jerry said Thursday, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.

"You do that if (Rush) gets 10 wins. Same thing that happened to Prescott (in 2016)."

The Cowboys lost Prescott after he suffered a hand injury in the season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The two-time Pro Bowler is reportedly expected to miss four-to-six weeks.

Rush made his second career start in Week 2. The fifth-year veteran passed for 235 yards and one touchdown against no interceptions, leading Dallas to a 20-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jones hopes Rush can remain consistent, starting with Monday night's matchup versus the New York Giants.

"Of course I would (want a QB controversy)," Jones said. "If (Rush) comes in here and plays as well as Prescott played (in 2016) over these next games ahead, I'd walk to New York to get that."

While Jones said he hopes Prescott to return as soon as possible, he also praised Rush's potential.

"Do I think that it's possible for Rush to come in here and play at a level to win games the way Prescott did when he took over from (Tony) Romo? Yes, I do."

An injury to then-starter Romo during the 2016 preseason gave Prescott a chance to start as a rookie. The fourth-round pick helped Dallas win 13 games that season and claimed the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

Jerry Jones: I'd welcome QB dilemma between Prescott, Rush
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