The New York Guardians may have found their quarterback.
Luis Perez led a second-half charge, as the Guardians won their first road game by running away from the Dallas Renegades 30-12 Saturday at Globe Life Park.
New York improved to 3-2, keeping the pressure on East-leading St. Louis. The BattleHawks (3-1) are at the DC Defenders (2-2) Sunday in a key East showdown (3 p.m. ET, FS1).
Making his second straight start in place of the injured Matt McGloin, Perez improved to 2-0. He was traded to New York from Los Angeles during training camp and battled Marquise Williams for the backup spot.
The question now may be whether McGloin can get his job back. Perez completed 16 of 30 passes for 229 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He was 10-14 for 170 yards in the second half alone.
“The more opportunities and reps you get, the better you’re going to be,” said Perez, who practiced with the first team all week. “I think we did a better job offensively, just being on the same page as far as last week. We left a lot of plays out there again. It shows we still have a long way to go, but we were still able to come out with a win.”