The Cowboys’ hopes are now pinned on Cooper Rush.
The 28-year-old backup quarterback, who is replacing injured starter Dak Prescott, will begin his second career on Sunday in Dallas, where the Cowboys will host the defending AFC champion Bengals.
With both teams looking for their first win of the season, here’s a look at Rush’s biggest fan: wife Lauryn Rush.
Rush joined the Cowboys in 2017 as an un-drafted free agent. That same year, Lauryn began sharing photos of the couple on Instagram, including a Hall of Fame game that summer, when Rush was center against the Cardinals.
“It’s Jerry’s world and we’re just living in it,” she quipped at the time.
The couple announced their engagement two years later in July 2019.
a year of change
In May 2020, Rush was waived by the Cowboys after Dallas signed former Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. Later that month, he was claimed exemption by the Giants, where his former head coach, Jason Garrett, served as the team’s offensive coordinator.
In addition to a change of scenery, Rush also had another life-changing event: his marriage to Lauryn. In June 2020, the couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Chicago.
welcome a new partner
About five months after Rush and Lauryn became husband and wife, the pair revealed on Instagram that they were expecting their first child together. Weeks later, Lauryn—who is a home engineer and a holistic health coach—proudly announced that a baby girl was on the way.
“Baby, you’re our whole world (and dad is already wrapped around your little finger),” she said on social media.
The Rush’s daughter Ayla Patricia arrived in April 2021.
Cowboys Game-Day Cheerleader
Lauryn supported Rush during the Cowboys season opener against the Buccaneers on September 11, 2022, where he shone a bit at AT&T Stadium. In a post shared on Instagram, Lauryn is seen wearing a dark tank top with denim cutoffs and embellished knee-high boots.
“A moment for the shoes,” she captioned her post.
Before the start of the regular season, Rush re-signed with the Cowboys in August after being cut to a 53-man roster.
As for Prescott, who sustained a thumb injury in Week 1, he underwent successful surgery on Monday and is eyeing a possible return for Week 8 or 10, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.