Look to the past and the Dallas Cowboys always seem to have a big-name veteran quarterback on the roster. They have gone with names like Brad Johnson, Jon Kitna, Kyle Orton, Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore. However, this season the Cowboys have chosen not to bring in a veteran quarterback to stand by in case Dak Prescott falls to injury. They took backup Moore and named him their new quarterback coach, removing the only veteran from their ranks. What is left is Cooper Rush, who was a rookie last season, and Mike White, who they drafted this season. These are the names they chose over bringing in one of this year’s veteran free agent options.

Here is a look at the Cowboys quarterbacks heading into the 2018 NFL season.

Dak Prescott

One of the reasons that the Dallas Cowboys wanted a veteran backup in the past was due to the injury concerns of Tony Romo, who took way too many hits and saw his back getting worse and worse as he got older. Romo retired early and is now a commentator and his replacement is Dak Prescott. This gives the Cowboys a completely different look at quarterback. For one thing, Prescott is very young – only 25 years old when the NFL season starts this year. He is also a quarterback who runs and is hard to bring down, which should limit the injuries that plagued Romo.

In two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Dak Prescott has played in every game and has a quarterback rating of 95.5, pulled down from an impressive 104.9 as a rookie.

He has thrown 45 touchdowns and only 17 interceptions and Dallas sees him as their present and future franchise quarterback.

Cooper Rush

In 2017, the Dallas Cowboys signed Cooper Rush as an undrafted free agent from Central Michigan. A four-year college starter, Rush threw for 12,894 yards with 90 touchdowns and 55 interceptions. He led his college team to three straight bowl games before heading to the NFL. As a rookie in preseason, Rush showed enough to earn the backup role outright but only threw three passes in the regular season.

Mike White

The Dallas Cowboys drafted Mike White in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Western Kentucky. While is another four-year quarterback, playing his first two seasons for South Florida before moving to Western Kentucky for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. In his two years at Western Kentucky, he was deadly accurate, completing 66-percent of his passes with 61 touchdowns and only 14 interceptions. While led his collegiate team to an 11-3 record as a junior but fell to 6-7 as a senior with a new head coach.