The Dallas Cowboys set their 53-man roster on Tuesday afternoon, but it was something that was always going to be under construction. With players being waived all across the NFL, some were obviously going to be claimed by different teams. Dallas did not lose any players that they waived, although Ron’Dell Carter is still going to leave and head to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad, but they did get in on the claiming action.
The Dallas Cowboys claimed former Carolina Panthers quarterback Will Grier.
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Carolina drafted Grier out of West Virginia back in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft (100th overall). He was someone who many people loved coming out of college, but things in Carolina haven’t exactly been stable since then as Ron Rivera was fired as head coach just a few weeks before Grier made his only two career starts.
For what it’s worth, Grier has a level of familiarity with someone important on the Cowboys staff. He goes back a bit with current quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier.
Former third round pick. Will Grier played his redshirt freshman season in Doug Nussmeier's offense at Florida, before being suspended for PEDs and transferring to West Virginia.— Bobby Belt (@BobbyBeltTX) August 31, 2021
Grier had a 65.6% comp. percentage, 10 passing TD, 3 INT, and 7.5 YPA in six games with Nussmeier. https://t.co/LNXbXYf995
Grier’s sample size is small. He threw 44 passes in his first career start and only eight in his second. PFF had him with a higher passing grade in the preseason this year than Garrett Gilbert, who the Cowboys cut on Tuesday, but lower than Cooper Rush (the current QB2 on the Cowboys).
Obviously the Cowboys value Grier to some extent so it will be interesting to see exactly what that is.
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