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    Cowboys Claim QB Will Grier Off Waivers

    The Cowboys have claimed Quarterback after he was waived yesterday by the . A 3rd-round pick in 2019, Grier now enters Dallas' questionable QB situation with only currently on the roster as depth.

    Grier was the 100th pick in 2019 as the Panthers were starting to build toward a future without . But that future came faster than expected and didn't include then- Ron Rivera. Though he remained on the roster last year with Matt Rhule taking over, Grier saw no playing time in the regular season.

    Carolina traded for Sam Darnold in April to hopefully resurrect his career as their QB of the future. Grier competed with veteran and -standout P.J. Walker for the backup job and ultimately lost, leading to his hitting the wire.

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    Cooper Rush will likely remain the backup QB temporarily as Grier learns Dallas' system. But like we saw with Rush himself in 2017, it may just be a matter of time before the Cowboys make a change during the middle of the year.

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    Rush outplayed and took the QB2 job from midway through his rookie season.

    We know draft status only means so much but it's interesting to note that, as a former 3rd-rounder, Grier was taken higher than any QB Dallas has drafted since Quincy Carter in 2001.

    Since entering the league the 26-year-old has played for three different head coaches in the NFL. This could have a lot to do with why he's available now.

    Grier may have been on Dallas' radar due to QB Coach , who was the for the during Grier's freshman year in 2015. Grier played in six games and was solid, but an issue with PEDs led to him transferring to West Virginia.

    Though he hasn't shown much yet in the NFL, Will Grier came into it with more pedigree than Cooper Rush, , , and even some of our recent starters. Hopefully, he is the upgrade at backup QB that many have been clamoring for.

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    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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    DAVID BURNS

    Spelled ‘Grief’ how many times here?

    Cowboy Fan Ed

    The way I see it is if you want to be a Championship caliber team you better have a person under center that can move your offense and score points! WG is a slightly better upgrade to what we have now in my opinion but I don’t think he can lead this team to a SB if Dak goes down!!

    VAM

    This is typical. Upgrade??? ZERO competition for the starter.

    His career NFL record all back in 2019:. 2 starts, 0-2, 228 yards, 0 TDs, 4 INTs, 53.8 percent, QBR 2.8

    No offense to this player and would love to see him light it up, if ever given that chance, but….

    John P Lynch
    Todd

    I don’t care what his pedigree is or who his coach was in college. The guy has ZERO experience in the Cowboy’s offense and no comfort level with their personnel. The back up QB situation seems a great snafu to me. They should have gone into the offense with a reasonable sense that one of the three back ups they had in house would ultimately win the job. Seems they wasted a bunch of time and effort on three guys last year and this year and are still not completely satisfied. For my part I am satisfied with Rush. Unless Foles comes available I want this to cease to be a topic of discussion and hand wringing. Go with what you know and continue to train him up and prepare him to go if needed. Should they jettison Rush in favor of Grier and Dak goes down early in the season you can flush this season right down the toilet. There is no way some dude right off the street and new to this team is going to be able to keep this offense clicking.

    ThrowuptheX88

    I don’t get why ppl thinks it’s so hard to do trades, the Eagles brought in Minshew last week (figures) as i made a case for us to get him for cheap, they got him for a 5th rounder btw

    Rams and McVay got Sony Michel via trade with Pats after Akers injury by just giving a 4th and a 5th i believe

    49ers traded up to 3 in blockbuster trade to get QB Trey Lance, now that’s a much bigger and more difficult trade to pull off

    But the point is that if you are willing to part with whatever you got, and aren’t necessarily concerned about “winning” a trade then you can make anything happen

    Instead though, Jerry opts to stick with unknowns such as Grier now, or Dinucci, or Gilbert, and decides to restructure a RBs contract who appears to be on the downside of his career (Zeke) and bring in yet another RB in Corey Clement, as if we need another RB,

    Jerry has proven time and time again that he is an incompetent GM even though I as well as others fall for it every year, but now looking at other GMs and teams , I know that Jerry is so far behind the curve and I don’t expect anything more than lowsy Will Grier to be our backup this or any year for that matter

    ThrowuptheX88

    Oh i forgot Rush, a career backup, my bad

    GhostProtocol

    If all you told me was that they have just signed an ex-Panther QB, I would have hoped it was …. (drum roll) … yup, Jake Delhomme.

    John Lynch

    I can understand your skepticism but I think you will be pleased with Grier should he be called upon. If you are disappointed at the Cowboys for picking him up, I suspect you will be even more disappointed when you lose him in a few years as he goes and start somewhere else. Grier will pan out and serve the Cowboys well.

    VAM

    John P Lynch, I looked at the Youtube video you posted. Have to admit, Grier looked good in college. Of course, these were highlights, so must be tempered. I guess the question is will he translate to NFL. But he looks to be an upgrade to Rush, at least. Kind of intriguing.

    JohnLynch

    He is a very accurate passer throwing solid deep passes. He is a much better athlete than he is given credit for. If given a chance he could be a long term starter in the league.