One of the biggest stories heading into the Dallas Cowboys’ second game of the preseason is how much – and how well – quarterback Will Grier will play.

Last week, Grier was ruled out due to a groin injury. However, he still managed to emerge a winner after Cooper Rush struggled on the playing field versus the Denver Broncos.

That paired with Grier’s solid training camp raises doubts about who will back up Dak Prescott in the regular season.

Rush has plenty of arguments working in his favor.

He’s been with the Cowboys for multiple years now, significantly winning the experience battle. He can also brag about having a regular-season road win with Dallas under his belt. And yet, his job is far from safe.

Last Saturday, Rush failed to give young wide receivers an opportunity to show what they’ve got. He missed Jalen Tolbert multiple times and had only 12 completions in 20 attempts for 84 yards.

Enter Will Grier. The Cowboys quarterback is trending toward playing next Saturday versus the Los Angeles Chargers even after missing the first of two joint practices on Wednesday.

Grier spoke to A to Z Sports Dallas’ William Steele about his second year with the team.

“Being in an offense for a year you start to kind of, I knew the plays in the meeting room, but to transition that to the field, you gotta play fast,” said Grier. “I feel really comfortable now.”

Although his talent was evident since joining the team last year, the Cowboys signed him in September. That gave him no time to adapt to a new offense, which massively impacted his shot at the backup job.

In a press conference earlier this summer, Mike McCarthy also noted how Grier was playing faster.

That’s not because he suddenly woke up being a better athlete or by stumbling into magic cleats but rather because he has a better understanding of Kellen Moore’s offense. The less you have to think on the field, the faster you will play.

The Cowboys’ current third-string quarterback has two more preseason games to pull off a surprise change at quarterback heading into the 2022 season.

Make sure you catch the full interview above on A to Z Sports Dallas.

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