The Dallas Cowboys have announced their decision to release quarterback Will Grier, signaling the end of his two-season tenure with the team.
The move comes in the wake of the trade that saw the Cowboys acquire Trey Lance from the San Francisco 49ers.
Grier, a former third-round pick by the Carolina Panthers in the 2019 NFL Draft, had joined the Cowboys off waivers in 2021.
With the other backup quarterbacks behind starter Dak Prescott, Cooper Rush and newly acquired Trey Lance, the Cowboys feel confident moving on from Grier.
The decision was communicated to Grier before the trade for Lance was announced, giving him time to adjust to the change.
According to report from David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys conveyed to Grier that he would be released next week. However, before his departure, Grier will be granted a significant opportunity to showcase his ability during the team’s third preseason game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Grier will take the field for every down in the game, offering him a final platform to exhibit his capabilities for all other NFL teams.