Will Grier made Saturday’s Cowboys debut against the Los Angeles Chargers after missing the first chance to play in preseason. With a victory in LA of 32-18, he helped Dallas to their preseason win. Mike McCarthy, the head coach of Dallas, said that it was an impressive performance because of how Grier conducted himself.
McCarthy described Grier’s play as “gritty” and stated that he felt he had a good command of the game.
“I’ll tell you man, what a gritty performance,” said Mike McCarthy. “I thought (Grier) did great. Just a gritty performance. It was good to see him in command and running the offense. It was his first real opportunity in this offense, and I thought he did a really nice job.”
Grier had suffered a slight groin strain while training camp with Dallas, but was able make it back in time for the contest. He threw 6/10 passes for 98 yards, even though he wasn’t 100%. The 2019 third-round pick from West Virginia, hasn’t seen much action in his time in the league. He said that he was able to handle his business and it felt good to be back out on the field.
“It felt good to get out there and play a little bit…No anxiousness at all but that was tough missing some reps,” said Grier. “But I felt comfortable from snap one today and to get some live reps. These guys hadn’t seen me play live, so just (me) showing I’m confident out there and can make some plays.”
Grier is fighting to get the Cowboy’s back-up behind Dak Prescott. To be eligible, he will have to show that he is both healthy and capable to outplay Cooper Rush. McCarthy will award him that title if he continues to excel in camp and the final match of preseason this week.