The Cowboys also promoted CB Saivion Smith from the practice squad on Saturday.
On Saturday, the @dallascowboys:
– Placed P Chris Jones (Carson-Newman) on Reserve/Injured
– Signed P Hunter Niswander (Northwestern) to the active roster from the practice squad
– Elevated RB Sewo Olonilua (TCU) and QB Cooper Rush (Central Michigan) from the practice squad
— Dallas Cowboys Public Relations (@DallasCowboysPR) November 7, 2020
Earlier this week, Ian Rapoport reported that the Cowboys were contemplating going with Rush as the starting quarterback this week against the Steelers.
Dallas will be without veteran QB Andy Dalton again this week and potentially longer after he was placed on the COVID-19 list. Cowboys seventh-round QB Ben DiNucci started this past week and was disastrous.
Rush, 26, went undrafted out of Central Michigan back in 2017. He later signed a three-year, $1.66 million contract with the Cowboys and managed to make the 53-man roster all three seasons.
Rush signed his $2.1 million restricted free agent offer after being tendered by the Cowboys this offseason. He was later waived and claimed by the Giants before agreeing to a restructured deal.
New York added Rush to their practice squad before releasing him in recent weeks. The Cowboys signed him to their practice squad last week.
For his career, Rush has appeared in five games for the Cowboys, completing one of three pass attempts for two yards. He has also rushed for 13 yards.