Despite the fact that Cowboys quarterback Brooks Bollinger took what one team official described as a “very minimal” number of reps with the starting offense, there is a pervasive feeling that he could play today for the Giants.
But the truth is, it’s all on Cowboys quarterback Brad Johnson.
As long as Johnson is playing well, he will remain on the field and in the lineup. But should Johnson falter, then the Cowboys would be left little choice but to turn to Bollinger, who has more zip on his passes and is more athletic.
In addition to taking minimal reps with the Cowboys starting offense, Bollinger spent most of his week running the scout-team offense, imitating Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
On Sunday, if Johnson struggles, then Bollinger could go from imitating Manning to trying to beat him.