Cowboys Rumors: DAL Makes Roster Moves Ahead of Giants Game

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The Dallas Cowboys are again appointing Will Grier as the team’s backup quarterback against the New York Giants in Week 3. Joining him on the active roster is nine-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters, who is expected to stand guard at Monday’s night football matchup, according to Jordan Schultz from The Score. Not only is Peters active in Week 3, but the veteran offensive lineman will no longer be on the team’s practice squad as Dallas added his former rival to the active roster.

“Cowboys are adding OL Jason Peters to their 53-man roster today, said a person familiar with the situation.” Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News tweeted on September 26th. “QB Will Grier and TE Sean McKeon are standard raises. Everyone will be in uniform at Giants tonight. McKeon will be employed on special teams.

Corresponding Sports Illustrated’s Mike Fisher, Peters could potentially start for the Cowboys in the team’s Monday Night Football showdown against the Giants. Regardless, Peters will be counting fast on his debut for Dallas in 2022.

“One more note: Cowboys OL Jason Peters will play guard on MNF – slips in after a quick count against the #Giants.” Schultz detailed on twitter.


Gallup doesn’t play the Giants

Heading into Week 3, head coach Mike McCarthy and owner Jerry Jones both hinted that Michael Gallup could return against the Giants. Instead, the Cowboys will pause Gallup for another week as he returns to full strength after suffering a season-ending ACL injury. NFL Network’s Jane Slater reported that Gallup suffered no setback in his recovery.

“I followed that up. No setbacks from a physical standpoint, according to a source.” Slater tweeted on September 26th. “They just think he needs another week. Interesting.”


Prescott’s earliest return is against Eagles in Week 6: report

Cooper Rush will once again serve as the team’s QB1 while Dak Prescott continues to recover from hand surgery. Grier is lifted from the team’s training squad for the second week in a row. Dallas hosted three free-agent quarterbacks for a September 21 tryout: Case Cookus, Reid Sinnett, and J’Mar Smith.

Despite recent practice, the Cowboys still have a step to take during Prescott’s absence to sign a third quarterback. Corresponding NFL Network’s Ian RapoportThe earliest Prescott will return is against the Eagles for the Week 6 Rivalry matchup.

“Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is scheduled to have the stitches removed from his surgically repaired right thumb before Monday night’s game against the New York Giants.” Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram wrote on September 26th. “…The good news is that his hand is not badly swollen around the fracture. It’s about him holding the ball and being able to throw it.

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