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As expected, Dallas Cowboys re-sign QB Kellen Moore

Kellen Moore is back with the Cowboys.
Kellen Moore is back with the Cowboys. rmallison@star-telegram.com

As expected, Kellen Moore is back with the Dallas Cowboys.

The team announced it had re-signed the quarterback on Tuesday afternoon. Moore takes the roster spot of tight end Rico Gathers, who has been moved to injured reserve with a concussion.

Moore, 28, has spent the past three seasons with the Cowboys. He played in three games, including two starts, to end the 2015 season. He missed last season with a broken ankle.

Moore is expected to compete with Cooper Rush to be Dak Prescott’s backup this week in practice. Moore has NFL experience, but Rush has been more impressive in the preseason.

Rush completed 38-of-51 passes for 398 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions in the preseason. He had a 135.9 passer rating, the best of any quarterback in the preseason.

Moore, meanwhile, was 32-of-59 for 392 yards with one touchdown and one interception this preseason. In his three games in 2015, Moore combined to go 61-of-104 passing for 779 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions. His standout game came against the Redskins when he threw for 435 yards, becoming the fifth quarterback in franchise history to reach the 400-yard mark in a game.

The Cowboys also announced they signed linebacker Mark Nzeocha to the practice squad. Nzeocha was among the cuts this weekend, but spent the past two seasons on the 53-man roster, appearing in eight games.

To clear a spot for Nzeocha, the Cowboys released wide receiver Brian Brown.

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