4 teams that could sign Will Grier after Carolina Panthers release

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Will Grier could join the Dallas Cowboys

Just a few hours after being cut, there’s already been a report that the Dallas Cowboys are pushing to try and sign Will Grier.

Cowboys quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier was Florida’s offensive coordinator in 2015, which is where Grier played before transferring to West Virginia.

The connection could make a reunion possible with Dallas in need of a reliable backup quarterback after they cut Garrett Gilbert and Ben DiNucci on Tuesday. The cuts mean Cooper Rush will be Dak Prescott’s backup.

With Prescott coming off a broken ankle and dealing with a lat strain throughout training camp, Rush would be a huge downgrade if Prescott has to miss any time this season.

There could be other routes to go, such as signing Cam Newton. But Grier could bring a young, mature quarterback to backup Prescott.

Owner Jerry Jones likes to take risks and Grier would be an addition that wouldn’t cost anything. Nussmeier’s relationship with him just adds a huge bonus.

The Cowboys are placing all their faith in Prescott, who has gone through an eventful offseason period and not seen much action. Bringing Grier into the fold would be highly beneficial from their point of view.