Tuesday marked the day that NFL teams including the Dallas Cowboys had to make some roster cuts. Ahead of those cuts, many were anticipating the results of the battle between Ben DiNucci, Will Grier and Cooper Rush. However, in a surprise to many, all three were being waived or released. DiNucci was cut on Monday.
However, many thought the team would have Rush as Dak Prescott's backup, after Grier got waived. However, within minutes, ESPN's Todd Archer reported that Rush was also being released too. This leaves Dak Prescott as the sole quarterback on the 53-man roster. Don't expect them to be gone for long.
It is a bit risky to let both of your backups go to fill up roster space. However, this is routine for many franchises. Many use the roster deadline to prioritize players they believe wouldn't make it through waivers. The Cowboys believe the quarterback position is a place to do that and they believe they can get one of these guys back. Michael Gehlken reported that the Cowboys made a similar move cutting kicker Brett Maher. Now the team doesn't have a kicker on the 53-man roster. However, Jerry Jones and company believe nobody will steal him away and the Cowboys are just needing to make space for IR moves. Jerry expects Maher to be the kicker, come week 1.
According to CBS Sports, Will Grier has been battling a groin injury through the preseason. However, he has shown Dallas how he can be a mobile quarterback who can get the job done. The Cowboys claimed Grier off waivers last year. However, Rush has much more experience in the system. Rush gained some attention after his surprise win against the Minnesota Vikings amid Prescott's absence last season. Of course, the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones hope Prescott stays health for none of this to be a concern.
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