Cowboys Rumors: Dallas Predicted to Cut Promising QB

Cowboys Rumors


The Dallas Cowboys have a difficult decision to make.

Dak Prescott has cemented his status as the Dallas Cowboys long-term QB1, but the backup competition is underway behind the face of the franchise. The Cowboys also have Cooper Rush, Will Grier and Ben DiNucci fighting for a roster spot during training camp.

The Cowboys are clearly not going to be able to have four quarterbacks on the active roster, and it remains to be seen if Dallas will keep three signal-callers. Heading into training camp, former Cowboys scout Bryan Broaddus and team insider Bobby Belt made their predictions for the final 53-man roster. Belt believes that Grier will not make the final roster predicting the Cowboys will only keep two quarterbacks: Prescott and DiNucci.

“Starting off with the quarterbacks, I think [the Cowboys only keep] Cooper Rush and Dak Prescott,” Belt explained during a July 26 episode of the “Love of the Star” podcast. “Now, they did carry Will Grier at times last year. They did have three at a time, and Mike McCarthy is a quarterback guy.

“But I think there’s just going to be a couple areas [positions where cuts need to be made], especially assuming you’re going to have to hold on to Michael Gallup for a few weeks without him being on PUP. You’re just going to have to make a sacrifice somewhere, and that’s probably quarterback. Just my own opinion.”

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Grier Has Flashed During Training Camp

To be clear, Belt’s prediction was made prior to the start of training camp, and a strong preseason from Grier could make for a difficult decision in Dallas. The Cowboys could release both Grier and DiNucci only to re-sign one of the quarterbacks to the practice squad if they are not claimed by another team via waivers.

“I think around the league that the teams appreciated having the flexibility to be able to do that [keep veterans on the practice squad during COVID],” Broaddus responded. “Ben DiNucci, Will Grier, one of those guys is going to end up on your practice squad, likely as your third guy.”

So far, all indications are Grier is doing everything in his power to put pressure on the Cowboys about his future. Dallas 97.1 the Eagle’s Jeff Cavanaugh noted Grier has had a