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Report: Former WVU QB Will Grier Promoted to Cowboys’ Active Roster

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The NFL beat goes on for former Mountaineer Will Grier.

Grier is being promoted to active roster by the Cowboys, according to multiple reports including Pro Football Talk. This is being done so Grier can be Cooper Rush’s backup this Sunday against the Rams with Dak Prescott still not ready to return.

Grier was added to Dallas’ practice squad before the start of the season. Many were surprised Grier didn’t make the team at that time due to his strong play during the preseason, but it was revealed that he was dealing with a groin injury. Players are allowed to move up from the practice squad to the active roster and go back three times without going through waivers or being released.

West Virginia Product Will Grier Impresses in Preseason Appearance for Cowboys

Before being drafted by the Carolina Panthers with the 100th pick (3rd round) of the 2019 NFL Draft, Grier spent two seasons as WVU’s starting quarterback in 2017 and 2018 after transferring from Florida.

Grier threw for a total of 7,354 yards and 71 touchdowns in his two seasons in Morgantown.
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Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti now serves as the Managing Editor of WV Sports Now, manages and serves as the lead host for Pittsburgh Sports Live and contributes to Steelers Now, Pittsburgh Sports Now and Nittany Sports Now. He also contributes to West Virginia's Metro News among other outlets.

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