Dak Prescott is the man behind center for the Dallas Cowboys. There is zero question about who the quarterback will be in 2022 — or the foreseeable future.
Behind him, though? That is where things get interesting for the Cowboys.
Cooper Rush is the veteran on the roster with game experience. Rush has spent four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, dating back to the Jason Garrett tenure. He is familiar with the organization, locker room, and his role behind Prescott.
Rush received his chance to show what he can do in a key game last season. With Prescott out due to a calf strain, Rush led the Cowboys to a road victory over the Vikings on Sunday Night Football.
Yet, there is a chance that Cooper Rush is not QB2 in 2022. That is because Will Greir, a former third-round pick by the Panthers, has made a push in the backup quarterback competition.
Will Grier continues to make plays at Dallas training camp.— Beerbongs and Bentleys™️ (0-0) (@D4kToTheFuture) August 6, 2022
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“I think Will has made a step,” Mike McCarthy said during training camp. “Clearly. I think Will has done a really nice job with his reps. You can feel the command. I do think he has the type of playmaking ability to not only make plays in the pocket but out of the pocket.”
Grier did suffer a groin injury that has limited him in practice as of late. However, it is clear that the former West Virginia star has turned heads and is making the backup quarterback spot a real battle for the Cowboys ahead of the upcoming season.
Cooper Rush is still likely the safe bet to be Prescott’s primary backup in 2022. With that said, Will Grier has a real opportunity to stake his claim and cement his spot on the Dallas Cowboys’ roster with strong preseason play.
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