The Giants added some more depth to their quarterback room on Tuesday, claiming former Dallas Cowboys backup Cooper Rush off waivers.
To make room for Rush on the roster, the Giants waived WR Reggie White Jr.
Rush, 26, was originally signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan in May 2017. In three seasons with the Cowboys, Rush appeared in just five games while only throwing three passes. Rush has been the team's backup to Dak Prescott, who has never missed a game in his four NFL seasons.
Rush became expendable for Dallas after the team signed veteran QB Andy Dalton to one-year deal to be the team's new backup to Prescott.
The addition of Rush gives the Giants five quarterbacks on the 90-man roster, which is typically the number teams like to have during OTAs and the early portion of training camp.
With Daniel Jones atop the depth chart and Colt McCoy signed as a veteran backup, Rush could possibly be competing for a third QB spot on the active roster with Alex Tanney and UDFA signing Case Cookus, though it's possible he could just be thought of as someone who can help teach Jason Garrett's offense to the other QBs during the preseason.
Garrett, of course, was Dallas' head coach during Rush's entire tenure with the team.