Dallas Cowboys

Kellen Moore to serve as Cowboys backup QB

Moore will become the Cowboys backup QB.
Moore will become the Cowboys backup QB. Star-Telegram

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.”

The Cowboys will create a spot on the roster for Moore by placing Tony Romo on injured reserve.