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Will Grier Shows His Worth to Rest of NFL in Cowboys Farewell



Will Grier running

The Cowboys are moving on from Will Grier, but he proved he deserves to be in the NFL on Saturday night and throughout the entire preseason.

A day after Dallas traded for former first round draft pick Trey Lance, Grier got the start in a game that would serve as a tryout for other NFL teams. Grier completed 29 out of 35 passes for 305 yards with two touchdown passes while playing the entire game. He also ran for 53 yards and scored two more touchdowns with his legs.

With his professional future in doubt, the former Mountaineer showed what he’s capable of in the NFL, granted it was mostly against backups. This performance comes a week after posting his second straight solid outing this preseason.

Will Grier Continues Fight for Roster Spot with Impressive Preseason Performance for Cowboys

Grier, who was informed he would be released now that Dallas solidified its quarterback room behind starter Dak Prescott with last year’s backup Cooper Rush and Lance as a project, will now have to wait for another team to take notice and sign him to their roster.

After finishing out his college career with two seasons at West Virginia, Grier was drafted in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. He then joined the Cowboys in 2021 in a backup role behind Pro Bowler Dak Prescott.

Grier was on track to be Dallas’ main backup last season before suffering an injury in the preseason. Once healthy, he went from signing with the Cowboys practice squad to eventually landing on the active roster behind Cooper Rush while Prescott was out with an injury.

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