4. Cooper Rush vs Will Grier, Backup Quarterback
Over the last two years, this team has had to deal with injuries to starter Dak Prescott and had to rely on their backup quarterback to go out and try to win games for them. Hopefully, this season they won’t need that help. Regardless, you need to have a capable backup just in case.
Both Rush and Grier are looking to be just that. Last season, Rush was able to pull out a much-needed win for Dallas, so you might assume he’s a lock for the spot. Maybe not.
Grier has put together a very nice training camp and has worked his way into the conversation as the Cowboys’ backup quarterback. While Rush may have a better grasp of the offensive scheme that offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is implementing, Grier gives the Cowboys another athletic quarterback with a strong arm and the comfort of not needing to drastically change their playcalling compared to Rush who’s more of a pocket passer.
If Grier is able to keep this momentum going, he could supplant Rush as the backup. Plus, with the possibility of only having two on the 53-man roster, neither can afford to make any mistakes.
It is important to note that Grier is dealing with an apparent groin injury. Hopefully, he can get well soon in order to compete.