Cowboys backup quarterback Kellen Moore was carted off the practice field Tuesday, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed that Moore suffered a broken right ankle.
Jones did not address how the team would handle the absence of Moore going forward, but the injury will invite speculation that the Cowboys will pursue free agent quarterback Nick Foles.
Last week, Jones said the Cowboys would not be pursuing Foles.
Either rookie Dak Prescott, a fourth-round pick in April, or first-year player Jameill Showers will become the Cowboys’ No. 2 quarterback for now. Starting quarterback Tony Romo is on a limited camp schedule as is, and the Cowboys learned last year that they needed to have a better situation behind Romo.
Moore, 27, made his first two NFL starts for the Cowboys last season. He’d previously been a backup with the Lions.
The Cowboys could potentially explore a trade — by pure speculation, names like Josh McCown and Geno Smith come to mind — if they don’t end up adding Foles. Free agent Michael Vick has been campaigning for the chance to play another year, too.