Monday, October 27, 2008

Former Badger may be cavalry to the rescue

The Dallas Cowboys #3 quarterback Brooks Bollinger may be called on to relieve Brad Johnson this Sunday if the Cowboys' offense sputters against the Giants on Sunday.

After some prodding, Phillips said that Johnson would start Sunday against the Giants. He was hesitant to even do that. Phillips certainly didn't shoot down the possibility of bringing in third-stringer Brooks Bollinger if the Cowboys' offense sputters again.

"I don't know," Phillips said as he headed off to meetings. "We'll have to discuss all that. He really hasn't taken any snaps with the first team."

The hunch here is that will change Wednesday.

Tim MacMahon of the Dallas Morning News has the stats of warning for impatient Cowboys fans.

There's a reason Bollinger was unemployed at the beginning of the season.

Bollinger went 6-of-18 for 62 yards against the Cowboys in his last game action, the preseason finale and his swan song with the Vikings. He does have some starting experience, but it's not exactly of the encouraging variety. Bollinger's team lost eight of his 10 starts.