Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore re-signs with Dallas Cowboys


Cowboys address their backup Quarterback depth, re-signing Kellen Moore today. However, his only playing time in a regular season game came during the 2015-16 season while he appeared in three contests, including two starts.

Moore agreed to a one-year, $775,000 minimum-benefit deal, according to a source.

"There is a reason not (to) bring in a veteran quarterback because you got Kellen".

Moore likely would have been the Cowboys starter in the season opener last season had he not suffered a broken leg during training camp. With Tony Romo sidelined due to an injury, Moore replaced backup quarterback Matt Cassel during a Week 15 loss to the New York Jets. 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.

Tony Romo's brief Week 17 return at most amounted to a short audition for a new gig.

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Romo remains under contract, but is likely to be traded to released prior to the start of next season.

After a few weeks on the free agent market, Kellen Moore is sticking with the Dallas Cowboys.

Moore, 27, went undrafted in the 2012 but was later picked up by the Lions.

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