Cowboys elevate Kellen Moore from practice squad

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Tony Romo is remaining on the active roster for the time being, but the Cowboys still need another quarterback to join Matt Cassel on the roster for games while Romo returns to the sideline with another broken clavicle.

Kellen Moore will be that quarterback. Moore was elevated from the practice squad on Wednesday, a little less than a month after he was dropped from the 53-man roster ahead of Romo’s return from his first break of the season. Moore has never played in a regular season game and his chances of getting into one might not get any better than they would if the Cowboys are officially playing out the string as the regular season comes to an end.

The Cowboys also announced that they have activated tackle Chaz Green from the physically unable to perform list. Green was a third-round pick this year and has been out since having offseason hip surgery.

Green’s addition to the roster coincides with the loss of another draft pick as the team placed fifth-round defensive end Ryan Russell on injured reserve with an abdominal injury. Running back Trey Williams was waived earlier this week, opening up the other roster spot that the Cowboys filled on Wednesday.

15 responses to “Cowboys elevate Kellen Moore from practice squad

  1. I watched this guy in the preseason in Detroit the last two years. He’s absolutely awful. His arm is deader than the nerves in Peyton Manning’s finger tips.

  2. Maybe not NFL, but awful might be a bit much…

    Moore holds the unofficial all-time record for wins by a starting quarterback in NCAA Division I FBS with a 50–3 (.943) record. As a junior, he finished fourth in the balloting for the 2010 Heisman Trophy.

  3. Maybe not NFL, but awful might be a bit much…

    Moore holds the unofficial all-time record for wins by a starting quarterback in NCAA Division I FBS with a 50–3 (.943) record. As a junior, he finished fourth in the balloting for the 2010 Heisman Trophy.

    Overhyped is a better description. He played in the WAC for his entire college career and lost to Kaepernick which in turn shattered their perfect season and their hopes of a BCS bowl game. This kid was a product of his environment. Not a great QB at all.

  4. Kellen Moore was fun to watch when he played at Boise State. I always wanted to see him play well in the NFL. They know what Cassel can’t do (win), maybe they should just plug Moore in and see how he does.

  5. As a Cowboys fan I’m rooting for a 3-13 record. It’s been ages since they have had a low draft pick & the last one they had (Mo Claiborne – 6th slot I believe), they traded up to get. And it’s not just the 1st round you get to pick early; it’s every round in which they have a pick.

    As for Moore, he should absolutely get at least 2 starts to see how he performs & proves (or not) that he is worthy of a roster spot moving forward.

    It’s time to find roster spot answers, not cling to some mathematical miracle that they’re still in the NFC East hunt. Winner of the division is one & done anyway in the playoffs.

  6. I watched him play in Detroit too and he had a good QB rating for his pre season games. I want to see what Moore can do. At this point Dallas is history and Cassel is just horrible. Give Moore a shot and if he does well then make him number 2 next year. Cassel and Weeden went 0-7. Moore can do no worse. He knows this offense and can read defenses well. I think he will do fine.

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