IRVING, TX - MAY 01: Quarterback Stephen McGee #7 of the Dallas Cowboys drops back to pass during rookie mini camp on May 1, 2009 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
A little over a year after he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round, third-string quarterback Stephen McGee is about to embark on a crucial stretch in his young career. McGee was slowed in the preseason in 2009, due to a knee injury, but, back in good health, he figures to see a significant amount of time in the team’s five preseason games.
Over this stretch, McGee won’t likely change the coaches’ perception of him as a sort of project--but he can prove that he is making strides, and is a worthy project. Dallas hopes, at some point, that the Texas A&M product will emerge as the back-up to Tony Romo. Whether he can provide a viable second option after the Pro Bowler, well, the team will have some idea by September 12, when the regular season kicks off in DC.
“It's going to be a huge time for me,” McGee said of the preseason, per the Fort Worth Star-Telgram. “I'm excited about getting some reps and some playing time. I feel a lot more comfortable, a lot more confident. I think that confidence comes from what I did in the off-season.
“It's been a long time coming up and to this point, and I'm excited about the opportunity ahead.”
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