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Stephen McGee Likely To Start For Cowboys In Week 17

The Dallas Cowboys will likely start their third different starting quarterback this season in Week 17. Stephen McGee appears to be the likely starter for Dallas when they head to Philadelphia to take on the NFC East champion Eagles

Jon Kitna, who had filled in for the injured Tony Romo, suffered an oblique injury in the Christmas night loss to the Arizona Cardinals. McGee finished the game for the Cowboys at quarterback after Kitna's injury. McGee played well, completing 11 of 17 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown. McGee also scrambled four times for 19 yards. It was McGee's first dosage of NFL action during the regular season.

Dallas appears ready to sign quarterback Chris Greisen from the practice squad to serve as McGee's backup in Week 17. Per the Dallas Morning News:

Greisen is a 34-year old veteran who was a backup quarterback for the Desperados, the Cowboys excursion into the Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 1999 draft and has also played for the Milwaukee Iron of the AFL and the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League.

With the Eagles looking to secure the No. 2 seed in the NFC with a win and loss by the Bears, it will be an extremely hostile environment for McGee to make his first career NFL start in. 

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