Bill Belichick has the Dallas Cowboys extra paranoid ahead of the Week 4 matchup.
Cowboys offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer told reporters on Tuesday that they have to change up their hand signals and calls with RB Ezekiel Elliott and QB Will Grier playing for the Patriots.
The Dallas Cowboys will have to change some aspects of their offense for Sunday’s game because there are members of the New England Patriots who are familiar with what they like to do.
“We know Will knows where a lot of the bones are buried,” Schottenheimer said. “We know Zeke does as well …I’m sure (Grier) is definitely being interrogated.”
Zeke signed with the Patriots as a free agent back in March after being released by Dallas. The three-time Pro Bowl running back spent the first seven years of his career in Dallas, including last year when Schottenheimer joined Mike McCarthy’s coaching staff.
Meanwhile, Will Grier spent two seasons the Dallas Cowboys after being waived prior to the start of the regular season. Grier was claimed by the Cowboys in September of 2021 after being released by the Carolina Panthers.
Following his released by the Cowboys, Grier was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad. New England added him to its active roster on Sept. 22 by signing him off the Bengals practice squad.
It’s totally believable that Bill Belichick would sign Grier to get intel on the Cowboys ahead of their matchup.