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NFL World Reacts To Cowboys Signing Notable Quarterback

A closeup of Will Grier dropping back for a pass.

MORGANTOWN, WV - SEPTEMBER 09: Will Grier #7 of the West Virginia Mountaineers looks to pass during the second quarter against the East Carolina Pirates at Mountaineer Field on September 9, 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys added a quarterback on Wednesday, claiming former Carolina Panthers third-round pick Will Grier off waivers.

Grier, who made two starts in two seasons in Carolina, both in 2019, was waived on Tuesday after being beaten out by P.J. Walker for the No. 2 QB role behind Sam Darnold. Now, Grier joins Cooper Rush and Dak Prescott as signal callers on the Dallas roster.

There had been plenty of speculation that the Cowboys were going to sign a former Panthers quarterback who got cut yesterday: Cam Newton. However, they went with Grier instead.

We'll see if the former West Virginia star, who began his career at Florida, has what it takes to stick with the Cowboys. He should have a chance to challenge Rush for the backup job.

Grier threw for 8,556 yards, 81 touchdowns and 23 interceptions in his college career. He was named second-team All-Big 12 as a senior.

In his two professional appearances, Grier completed 28-of-52 passes for 228 yards, no touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed seven times for 22 yards, was sacked six times and lost a fumble.