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Kellen Moore | Quarterback | #17

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: Boise State
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Cowboys OC Scott Linehan continues to endorse Kellen Moore as the team's backup quarterback.
"He’s like a machine," said, Linehan. "He anticipates and sees guys open. He’s extremely accurate." Cole Beasley added that Moore has been "exceptional" at spring practices. That's high praise for an undersized 27-year-old who has played all of 171 snaps in his five-year career. Colin Kaepernick and others are still available, but it looks like the Cowboys are going to stand pat with Moore as their No. 2. Jun 18 - 11:43 AM

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Kellen Moore is expected to open training camp as the Cowboys' No. 2 quarterback behind Dak Prescott.

After an abysmal three-game run in which he committed seven turnovers in 2015, Moore missed all of 2016 with a broken ankle. OC Scott Linehan insists Moore made a "big jump in his game" last offseason. "He's really progressed, he's really a veteran," Linehan said. "He gets the game. He's been around some of these great quarterbacks with Matthew [Stafford] in Detroit and Tony (Romo), and kind of being there for Dak last year."
May 10 - 11:16 PM

Cowboys re-signed QB Kellen Moore.

With Tony Romo de facto out the door, Moore is temporarily the No. 2. Too physically slight to be a legitimate backup, Moore should eventually be jumped by a free agent signing or draft pick.
Mar 20 - 1:19 PM

The Cowboys are expected to re-sign free agent Kellen Moore.

Moore missed all of 2016 to a broken ankle but should be healthy for OTAs. The Cowboys are higher on him than free agent Mark Sanchez. ESPN’s Todd Archer considers Moore the favorite to back up Dak Prescott.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 18 - 2:32 PM

Cowboys placed QB Kellen Moore on injured reserve with a broken ankle, ending his season.

With Tony Romo out months with a back injury, the Cowboys need a new No. 2 quarterback behind rookie starter Dak Prescott. It's a major concern for a team with its usual playoff designs. Now 27, Moore will head into 2017 with 104 career attempts, all of which came last season. He's unlikely to ever get another chance at No. 2 duties.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Cowboys QB Kellen Moore (ankle) will be sidelined 3-4 months.

Best-case scenario, Moore will be back early-November. Realistically, the Cowboys are highly likely to find a new No. 2 quarterback, and will send Moore to season-ending injured reserve. Moore will be a free agent next March.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 11:08:00 AM

Cowboys No. 2 QB Kellen Moore suffered a broken right ankle at Tuesday night's training camp practice.

He's likely going to miss the season, though it's possible he takes up the Cowboys' I.R./designated for return spot if no other significant injuries occur this summer. Rookie Dak Prescott simply isn't ready for NFL ball. This could pave the way for the Cowboys to sign Nick Foles to be Tony Romo's caddy.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 09:04:00 PM

Jerry Jones said Kellen Moore will serve as the backup quarterback this season.

Dallas drafted Dak Prescott to be their backup of the future, but he needs seasoning before he is ready to hold the clipboard. Moore struggled when thrust into a starting role last year, but he is a smart player who is an asset in the quarterback room. No matter who the "backup" is, Dallas' playoff hopes rest on the health of Tony Romo.
Thu, May 5, 2016 09:54:00 AM

Kellen Moore completed 33-of-48 passes for 435 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Cowboys' Week 17 loss to Washington.

The stats look good, but Moore was playing against a Washington team that was resting most of its starters. Moore was still an upgrade over Matt Cassel, but looks maxed out as a No. 3 quarterback. He's signed for a non-guaranteed $760,000 in 2016.
Sun, Jan 3, 2016 06:32:00 PM

The Cowboys will start Kellen Moore in their season finale versus Washington.

Moore has been predictably ineffective through two spot appearances (one start), completing just half of his 56 passes with a 6.1 yards-per-attempt average, one touchdown, and four interceptions. The Cowboys have seen enough of Matt Cassel, however, and Tony Romo went on injured reserve last week.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Kellen Moore completed 13-of-31 passes for 186 yards and an interception in the Cowboys' Week 16 loss to Buffalo.

It's a highly ineffective game from Moore, but he didn't have much of a supporting cast with Dez Bryant out. His interception was on a dropped pass that should have been caught, but Moore had a number of bad underthrows. He still managed to move the offense better than Matt Cassel. Moore will close out the season against Washington.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:22:00 PM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed Kellen Moore will be the starting quarterback Week 16 against Buffalo.

Moore did not play particularly well Saturday night against the Jets, but the Cowboys made it fairly clear last week they were itching to make a change. With nothing left to play for, they might as well see what Moore can do. Moore will not be a fantasy option in even the deepest of leagues.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 09:49:00 AM

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett declined to name Kellen Moore the starting quarterback following Saturday's loss to the Jets.

"We'll go back, and we'll evaluate the tape," Garrett said, "and we'll make the determinations and really throw out a roster as to who we want to play and how we want to play it." Garrett can play coy if he likes, but it would be surprising if Moore did not start Week 16. Dallas dropped bread crumbs all last week the switch was coming at quarterback, and Cassel was on an extremely short leash Saturday night. Moore did not play well, but they might as well see what the future coach can do.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 11:46:00 PM

Kellen Moore completed 15-of-25 passes for 158 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Cowboys' Week 15 loss to the Jets.

Dallas is officially eliminated from the postseason. Moore replaced a wholly ineffective Matt Cassel in the second quarter of Saturday night's 19-16 loss. Moore ducked away from the Jets' pass rush on his second dropback, popped up and threw an easy interception to Antonio Cromartie in double coverage. Moore rebounded to lead a touchdown drive capped by a ten-yard quick hitter to Dez Bryant in the second quarter, but was picked again by Jets SS Calvin Pryor on Dallas' first possession of the second half, this time in the end zone to kill a promising drive. Moore's final pick occurred on what amounted to a Hail Mary on the Cowboys' final play of the game. Moore's stats look rough in the box score, but he certainly moved Dallas' offense better than Cassel has. Expect Moore to get his first NFL start in Week 16 against the Bills.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 11:34:00 PM

Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said it will be "interesting" to see what Kellen Moore can do "if he does get the opportunity."

Stephen Jones admitted Moore's arm is not "Elwayesque," but called the quarterback a "winner." Jerry Jones said the organization was "real clear" they were not going to bench Matt Cassel this week but left open the possibility of Moore playing in a blowout. Moore has not played a regular-season game in the NFL, but these comments matched with the first-team reps he saw this week in practice indicate he could see some NFL snaps in the very near future.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 07:34:00 PM

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QB1Dak Prescott
2Kellen Moore
3Cooper Rush
4Zac Dysert
RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3Alfred Morris
4Jahad Thomas
GLB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Ezekiel Elliott
2Darren McFadden
FB1Keith Smith
2Rod Smith
WR11Dez Bryant
2Cole Beasley
3Ryan Switzer
4Andy Jones
5Uzoma Nwachukwu
WR21Terrance Williams
2Brice Butler
3Lucky Whitehead
4Noah Brown
5Lance Lenoir
WR31Cole Beasley
TE1Jason Witten
2James Hanna
3Geoff Swaim
4Rico Gathers
5Connor Hamlett
LT1Tyron Smith
2Clay DeBord
LG1Jonathan Cooper
2Chaz Green
3Nate Theaker
C1Travis Frederick
2Joe Looney
3Ruben Carter
4Ross Burbank
RG1Zack Martin
2Kadeem Edwards
3Dan Skipper
RT1La'El Collins
2Emmett Cleary
3Byron Bell
K1Dan Bailey