The Dallas Cowboys picked up their second straight win on Monday night, defeating the New York Giants 23-16.The win moved Rush to 3-0 in his career while starting for the injured Dak Prescott.
Rush joins Hall of Famers Roger Staubach and Jason Garrett as the only Cowboys to start their first three career starts at QB.
Well, he doesn't get upset," head coach Mike McCarthy said of Rush after the win via team transcript. "...He's the same, every day. So consistent.
But yes, he is playing good football now. I am glad to recognize him for it. He's just encouraging us to keep playing on offense.
The Dallas quarterback became the first undrafted QB since Hall of Famer Kurt Werner started with the Rams in 1999 to win each of his first three starts and throw for more than 750 passing yards, according to NFL Research.
Rush is also the first QB since 1950 to win his first three career starts with a 60-plus completion percentage, 200-plus passing yards and 90-plus passer rating in each start.
On Monday night, Rush played steady, made many good throws and never fumbled on the road. He completed 21-of-31 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions for a 98.2 passer rating.
Those numbers would look even better if his receivers helped him with a few good passes in the first half.
When the Cowboys came down in the third quarter after a great Saquon Barkley 36-yard TD sprint, Rush didn't bat an eye.
Dallas scored on each of its next three possessions, including back-to-back touchdown drives to regain the lead.