The Cowboys have found their backup quarterback for the upcoming NFL season.
With the Dallas Cowboys expected to either release or trade veteran quarterback Tony Romo prior to the start of the 2017 season, they will need to find his replacement. It appears that the Cowboys have found their man and he is a very familiar face to this organization
Per Bleacher Report, Dallas has re-signed quarterback Kellen Moore to take on the backup role to second-year quarterback Dak Prescott.
Last season, Moore had a season to forget as he went down with an injury during Dallas’ Organized Team Activities (OTA’s). The injury allowed Prescott to get the little extra look he needed to take the backup role behind Romo. That of course changed to starting role when Romo himself went down with his back injury, allowing Prescott to come in and take over the leader of the offense.
ESPN’s Todd Archer reported that the Moore deal is worth $775,000 and will count for $615,000 against the salary cap for the Cowboys.
Kellen Moore's one-year deal with the Cowboys is worth $775,000 but counts $615,000 against the salary cap.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 20, 2017
#Cowboys announced re-signing of QB Kellen Moore.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 20, 2017
Moore comes in knowing the offense with a handful of starts in the NFL under his belt as he was one of three quarterbacks to start for the Cowboys in 2015 when Romo was lost for the year with multiple injuries. He isn’t anything spectacular when you talk about his play, but he gives the team someone that they can rely on if Prescott were to miss a significant amount of time.
With this signing, I don’t expect the Cowboys to be involved with Josh McCown any longer. With that said, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Dallas sign a veteran sometime between now and the start of training camp. This would be to either push Moore at that time, or to have a backup plan for their quarterback behind Prescott.
Did the Cowboys make the correct decision bringing back Moore, or should they have gone with a veteran to backup Prescott?