Preseason game number one is in the books for the Dallas Cowboys and now it’s time to turn the page to game number two. We got to see just enough action last Saturday against the Denver Broncos to get us thinking, and boy do we love to think. With that, we’ve offered up one burning question for each of 13 different positions as we continue to search for answers about this Cowboys roster.
QB – Can Will Grier take the backup QB job from Cooper Rush?
Will Rush have a bounce-back game? Probably. He’s shown he can make plays in the past so it would be strange if he suddenly lost his mojo. If he doesn’t though, the team still has Grier in their pocket as a potential option. Grier missed last week’s game with a groin injury, but we should get a good look at him now.
RB – Is Malik Davis better than Rico Dowdle?
It’s easy to be enamored by the new shiny running back toy, which is what most of us are doing after seeing former Florida running back impress last Saturday. Davis had a nice little wiggle to his game, allowing the lanes to open before showing his burst. Was that just one game or is the UDFA rookie the real deal? Can Dowdle assert himself as the team’s clear no. 3 RB?
TE – Will Jake Ferguson make Dalton Schultz expendable in 2023?
The rookie looked like a seasoned veteran in his first-ever preseason game and that was a little surprising considering it usually takes the Cowboys’ young tight ends a while to get acclimated. It’s super, super early, but this quick start is exactly what the front office would love to see if they believe Ferguson could replicate Schultz’s production for a fraction of the cost.