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Meet Cooper Rush’s wife, Lauryn, ahead of Cowboys-Bengals start

The Cowboys’ hopes now hinge on Cooper Rush.

The 28-year-old backup quarterback, who is replacing injured starter Dak Prescott, will be making his second career start on Sunday in Dallas, where the Cowboys will host the reigning AFC champion Bengals.

With both teams looking to get their first win of the season, here’s a look at Rush’s biggest fan: wife Lauryn Rush.

New beginnings

Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush under center in Oct. 2021.
Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush under center in October 2021.
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Lauryn Rush is married to Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush.
Lauryn Rush is married to Cowboys quarterback Cooper Rush.
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Cooper and Lauryn Rush announced their engagement in 2019.
Cooper and Lauryn Rush announced their engagement in 2019.
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Rush joined the Cowboys in 2017 as an undrafted free agent. That same year, Lauryn began to share snaps of the couple on Instagram, including the Hall of Fame game that summer, when Rush was under center against the Cardinals.

“It’s Jerry’s world & we’re just livin’ in it,” she quipped at the time.

The couple announced their engagement two years later in July 2019.

A year of change

Cooper Rush and his wife, Lauryn, tied the knot in June 2020.
The couple tied the knot in June 2020.
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In May of 2020, Rush was waived by the Cowboys after Dallas signed former Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. Later that month, he was claimed off waivers by the Giants, where his former head coach, Jason Garrett, served as the team’s offensive coordinator.

Beyond a change of scenery, Rush also had another life-altering event: his wedding to Lauryn. In June 2020, the couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Chicago.

Welcoming a new teammate

Cooper and Lauryn Rush are proud parents of daughter Ayla.
Cooper and Lauryn Rush are proud parents of daughter Ayla.
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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 domestic engineer and a holistic health coach — proudly announced that a baby girl was on the way.

“Baby girl you are our whole world (& already have dad wrapped around your little finger),” she exclaimed on social media.

The Rushs’ daughter, Ayla Patricia, arrived in April 2021.

Cowboys’ game-day cheerleader

Lauryn Rush showed off her boots during the Cowboys' season opener in Sept. 2022.
Lauryn Rush showed off her boots during the Cowboys’ season opener in Sept. 2022.
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Lauryn supported Rush during the Cowboys’ season opener against the Buccaneers on Sept. 11, 2022, where she added a bit of sparkle to 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 boots,” she captioned her post.

Prior to the start of the regular season, Rush re-signed with the Cowboys after missing the cut on the 53-man roster in August.

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, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

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