The Dallas Cowboys cut a pair of quarterbacks on Tuesday in Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert. Cooper Rush was listed as the backup quarterback on the depth chart, just behind Dak Prescott.
The Cowboys added another signal-caller to the roster in a short time. On Wednesday, the Cowboys claimed former Carolina Panthers quarterback Will Grier off waivers.
The Panthers selected Grier in the third round, 2019 NFL Draft from West Virginia. Grier struggled in his two rookie starts, throwing four interceptions and completing only 53.8 percent of his passes.
Carolina didn’t require Grier to snap under center in 2020, since he was third on depth charts.
Grier did well in the Panthers’ preseason final this year. However, the front office felt that it didn’t require a third quarterback. They decided to keep Sam Darnold, P.J. Walker was their only quarterback on the 53-man roster.
Grier will now have the opportunity to learn from Kellen Moore, a creative play-caller, and sit alongside one of the most talented quarterbacks in Prescott.
Grier, at 26 years old is still able to develop and possibly become a backup quarterback.