Dak Prescott has not and will not appear in a game for the Dallas Cowboys all preseason, but he will still make an impact on Saturday.
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy will give offensive playing duties to the starting quarterback during the team’s final pre-season game against the Las Vegas Raiders, according to the British Daily Mail. Michael Gilkin from The Dallas Morning News.
McCarthy usually hands the job to an assistant coach in his team’s pre-season finals, but he seemed to feel the eighth-year player deserved the responsibility.
The Cowboys have so far elected to sit on the bench in the preseason, and that will continue into Saturday. Will Grier, who entered training camp as the third-string quarterback, will reportedly play the entire game under center amid an odd time in the Dallas quarterbacks room.
Former San Francisco 49ers overall selection Tre Lance joined the team on Friday in a deal that saw Dallas return for a fourth-round pick. In addition to Prescott and Grier, the Cowboys already had veteran backup Cooper Rush on the roster, so it looks like Grier’s days with the team could be numbered since he plays the entire preseason game.