Dallas Cowboys Re-Sign Backup Quarterback Kellen Moore

Posted March 21, 2017

The team announced they had re-signed Kellen Moore, giving them another guy on the roster while they continue to hold Tony Romo hostage.

Moore was expected to be Tony Romo's backup last season before fracturing his fibula in the first week of training camp.

After a few weeks on the free agent market, Kellen Moore is sticking with the Dallas Cowboys. Moore, Romo and Prescott are now on the Cowboys' roster, though Romo is expected to be traded or released.

According to NFL.com's Dan Hanzus, Romo pocketed an extra $64.11 by going 3-of-4 with 29 passing yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, which bore no playoff implications for the Dallas Cowboys. Moore played three games in 2015 and brings familiarity with Jason Garrett and Scott Linehan's offense.

The sixth-year National Football League veteran was poised to be the Cowboys No. 2 quarterback this past fall, but he spent the entire season on the injured reserve list after he broke his leg in during training camp in August.

With Dallas looking to find a reliable backup to second-year starter Dak Prescott, team owner Jerry Jones deemed Moore a ideal fit.

Irvin, an NFL Network analyst, also said he believes the Cowboys would have a better chance than the Texans of winning the Super Bowl even if Romo was Houston's starting quarterback. "Kellen would satisfy that itch".

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the Cowboys.