Who is Cooper Rush? A CMU Chippewa turned Dallas Cowboys’ Sunday Night hero
By Tyler Davis, Detroit Free Press
Cooper Rush, coming up clutch.
Rush, an all-Mid-American Conference selection for Central Michigan in 2015 and 2016, led the Dallas Cowboys to a 20-16 upset win over the Minnesota Vikings during Sunday Night Football in Minneapolis.
Lions reporter Dave Birkett wrote about Rush in the lead-up to the 2017 NFL draft and QB guru David Morris told him Rush could be a starter in the league. Morris — who started a game at Ole Miss as a walk-on before opening the “QB Country” training house — raved about Rush after working with him in the weeks leading up to the 2017 draft.
In that draft class, thought to be light on quarterbacks, Rush was on the radar. Part of the reason was his production, part of that was his improvement with Morris and part of that was his ability to think the position, Birkett wrote.
“Off the field, he’s the best I’ve ever had inside, in meetings, in the board room, retaining information,” Morris said then. “He’s special there.”