Opportunity awaits Garrett Gilbert, Cooper Rush as Cowboys' QB

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FRISCO, Texas — Imagine the excitement of knowing you could make the first start of your NFL career on Sunday. Imagine it coming for the Dallas Cowboys (2-6). Imagine it coming against the NFL’s lone unbeaten team in the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-0).

Now imagine being two days before kickoff and not knowing if you will win the job or if the guy you see in practice every day will get it.

That’s what life is like for Garrett Gilbert and Cooper Rush as they bid to be the Cowboys’ fourth different starting quarterback in 2020.

Yet both quarterbacks said they are not looking at practice as some sort of duel.

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“I think ultimately, I think he understands it, too. He’s been in this league long enough — we’re here to win a football game,” Gilbert said. “Yeah, we’re competing for the starting job, but we’re competing to go win a football game for this team. We would both be doing ourselves a disservice by doing that and comparing ourselves to one another, and

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