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Former QB Cooper Rush claimed off waivers by New York Giants


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Central Michigan junior quarterback Cooper Rush (Central Michigan Life File Photo) 

Former Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush's time on the waiver wire lasted just over a day. 

After being waived on Monday by the Dallas Cowboys to make room for new backup quarterback Andy Dalton, Rush was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the New York Giants. 

With the Giants, he will reunite with offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, who was the head coach of the Cowboys for the entirety of Rush's tenure with the organization. The move was first reported by Tom Pelissero

Garrett and the Cowboys signed Rush as an undrafted free agent after the 2017 NFL Draft. While with the Cowboys, Rush played in five games and threw just three passes, completing one for three yards. He served as the backup to Dak Prescott, who was the 2016 Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year and a two-time pro bowler. 

Before signing with the Cowboys, Rush was a four-year starter at Central Michigan. He plastered his name all over the school's record books, ranking second behind only Dan LeFevour in career passing yards (12,891), passing attempts (1,648) and completions (1,022), and touchdown passes (90). 

His 3,848 passing yards in his junior season ranks first in school history. In each of his final three seasons, Rush posted a game in which he threw for over 400 yards. He currently holds the school record for passing yards in a game with his 493 yard performance in a 49-48 whirlwind loss to Western Kentucky in the 2014 Bahamas Bowl. 

To make room for Rush on their roster, the Giants waived wide receiver Reggie White Jr. Rush becomes the fifth quarterback on roster, joining incumbent starter Daniel Jones, Colt McCoy, Alex Tanney and undrafted rookie Case Cookus as signal callers. 

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