As expected, coach Jason Garrett said the Cowboys will promote Kellen Moore from the practice squad to serve as the team’s backup quarterback.
Moore has never played in an NFL regular-season game, but is viewed as a developmental quarterback. Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is a fan of Moore, who went 50-3 during his standout college career at Boise State.
“He’s done a great job,” Garrett said of Moore. “Obviously he’s been around Scott Linehan in Detroit, so he has a comfort level with him and with our system. The terminology and some of the nuances and details of our system is different than what he ran in Detroit but I do think he has comfort level with the concepts and how we try to do things.
“He’s just a really smart guy. He’s a real hard working guy. He’s diligent in everything that he does and that reflects in how he’s improved since he’s been here.”
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The Cowboys will create a spot on the roster for Moore by placing Tony Romo on injured reserve.