By Anthony Caruso III
On Tuesday night, Dallas Cowboys back-up quarterback Kellen Moore suffered a broken right ankle. He’s likely going to miss the entire season with this injury.
The Cowboys could place him on their injured reserve/designated to return. However, that’s if they don’t suffer any more significant injuries this summer. If another player does get injured, the team could put that designation on another play and let Moore miss the entire season.
Rookie Dak Prescott isn’t ready to be Tony Romo’s back-up right now. There’s one free agent, who got released by his former team, who has been linked to the team.
That person is Nick Foles, who could be signed with the team. He’s also reportedly garnering interest from the Buffalo Bills, who also need a back-up quarterback.
Last season, Moore went 61-of-104 for 779 yards and four touchdowns. He also had one 300-yard passing game and threw six interceptions.
On July 29th, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he wasn’t considering signing Foles. They were reportedly one of three teams — Cowboys, Bills and Broncos — who have turned him down.
However, with Moore’s injury, things have definitely changed. In his first-year with the St. Louis Rams — now the Los Angeles Rams — he went 190-of-337 for 2,052 yards with seven touchdowns. He also thrown 10 interceptions.
He spent his first three-years with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he played in 28 games. He went 550-of-893 for 6,753 yards and 46 touchdowns. He also had 17 interceptions in the City of Brotherly Love.