Kellen Moore signs with Cowboys, again

Ross Houston
March 21, 2017

In three games, Moore completed 61 of 104 passes for 779 yards, four touchdowns, and six interceptions.

Some might think Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would prefer Romo in Denver, preventing the possibility of the Texans gaining in-state Romo/Cowboys fans.

While terms of the deal were not disclosed, CBS Sports reports Moore will earn $775,000 in base salary and bonuses and count $615,000 against the team's salary cap.


Moore is now penciled-in as the No. 1 backup - the same spot he held at the start of training camp in 2016 until he fractured his fibula.

The Cowboys have a backup quarterback, even if it's not the one who's going to end up backing up Dak Prescott.

The Cowboys brought in veteran Josh McCown for a visit, but opted to retain Moore, though McCown could still be in the mix. Where the 13-year veteran winds up during the 2017 National Football League offseason is still a pending question, though, as Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has to decide if he wants to continue holding Romo hostage or set him free by simply releasing him.


The club officially announced the agreement on Monday. That's not surprising, as the growing assumption is that the Cowboys will eventually release Romo, making him much more affordable as a free agent.

Moore is now the only left-handed quarterback in the entire NFL.

With only two quarterbacks on the roster besides Romo, the club will continue to look for at least one more capable veteran.


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