Dallas Cowboys Re-Sign Backup Quarterback Kellen Moore

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Moore entered the year as Tony Romo's backup, but Romo got injured during the third preseason game.

The former Boise State quarterback re-signed with Dallas on Monday, where he has spent the previous two seasons.

No terms were disclosed, though ESPN's Todd Archer reported Moore signed a one-year deal. Moore's knowledge of the offense, along with his agreeing to a deal that will count only $615,000 against the salary cap, led to his return as the backup to Dak Prescott. It was more than the Cowboys were willing to spend on a backup quarterback, and McCown will begin the offseason program as the Jets' starter.

On the other hand, he may have even served as the franchise's starter under center to start last season if not for a fractured fibula that he suffered during the first week of training camp. Moore played in three games in 2015, starting two, completing 61-of-104 passes for 779 yards, with four touchdowns and six interceptions in his only National Football League regular season action to date.

By signing Moore, the Cowboys secure an low-cost veteran to help their relatively inexperienced starter as another set of eyes on the field and an extra ear to bend on the bench. He has seen action in three games in 2015 and started a pair of them throwing for 779 yards with four touchdowns. He was of course slated to be the backup for Tony Romo past year, ahead of Dak Prescott, until everything went sideways in the offseason and preseason, when both Moore and Romo were lost to injury.

The Cowboys drafted Prescott in the fourth round last year, and he won offensive rookie of the year honors.

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