Right after being cut from the Detroit Lions and signed to the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad, it appeared that Kellen Moore may be on his way out of the league.
At the time of writing, however, it is speculated he will temporarily fill in as Brandon Weeden’s backup.
Last Sunday during the drudgery that was the Cowboys vs Eagles game, the Cowboy’s starting quarterback, Tony Romo, broke his clavicle and was replaced by Brandon Weeden, who will remain the starter.
At the time the Cowboys only had the two quarterbacks on the active roster and Moore was on the on the practice squad. With slim pickings at the quarterback position, the Cowboys immediately started seeking another QB this week.
During which the Cowboys gave a handful of free-agents, such as Matt Flynn and Christian Ponder, a chance to tryout (reported by NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport). Moore beat them out for the 53 man roster spot.
The Cowboys also gave up a 5th round 2017 draft pick in exchange for The Bills’ Matt Cassel Tuesday, who is expected to fill the second string position once he’s had a chance to learn the offense.
This would slide Moore back down to his familiar third string role. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett would not confirm if Cassel would suit up for this week’s game saying,
“We’ll see. Our third quarterback is still on an u
Despite the all the speculation and uncertainty, Moore is taking it all in stride.
On Tuesday he stated, “If I’m wearing pads and a helmet on game day, then I’ll be ready to go if needed.’’
Moore was cut from Detroit this summer after failing to secure a second string role with the Lions. His preseason stat line was 29 of 57 for 254, one interception, and one touchdown.
He had a chance to return to Detroit on their practice squad, but instead opted to travel to Dallas to be reunited with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. Linehan was the offensive coordinator at Detroit Moore’s first two seasons.
Moore also reunites with three former Broncos: Tyrone Crawford, Orlando Scandrick, and DeMarcus Lawrence. Crawford was the only player who played with Moore while in Boise.