The Dallas Cowboys have their starting quarterback in place with Dak Preston. However, there are still questions about his ability to fill the role. Cooper Rush, Will Grier compete to be the Cowboys’ backup quarterback. Grier’s performance in training camp has been eye-opening.
Grier will be entering his second season with the Cowboys. He joined the team in September 2021. Although Grier did not play in any games last season, he has been a great player and shows a lot of improvement as the season approaches. After practice on Saturday, Mike McCarthy, Cowboys coach, spoke out about the things he likes about Grier so far in camp.
McCarthy stated that Will “has taken a great step,” during Cowboys training camp. “You can see the awareness and instinct. That was what he saw coming out of college. Will, who was born to play quarterback for his father, has seen a lot of different positions. You can see it now in his confidence in our system, getting through the checks, and knowing where to take the ball.
He’s playing quarterback again. Coming here last year, I can see that there was a transition in the terminology, language, and all of it. He’s really enjoyed the camp. He has definitely moved this week.”
Grier was a college star at West Virginia before he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round in the 2019 NFL Draft. In 2017, Grier joined the Mountaineers, completing 64.4 per cent of his passes for 3,490 yard, 34 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. In 2018, Grier was able to complete 67 percent of his passes for 3,864 yards, with 37 touchdowns as well as eight interceptions.
Grier was a rookie in 2019 and had very limited opportunities with the Panthers. Two starts did he earn, but both were losses. Grier was a rookie and completed 28 of 52 passes for 228 yards, zero touchdowns, and four interceptions.
Grier hasn’t been on the field since his rookie year. The Panthers eventually released Grier before the Cowboys claimed Grier. He is now looking to stay with his second NFL team. Grier could step in if Dak Prescott is not able to get the top job during camp.