Monday, January 4, 2016, 12:12pm
But the owner and general manager liked what he saw from Moore, so much so that he believes Moore could be a viable No. 2 quarterback.
“His background and (offensive coordinator Scott Linehan’s) background with him and these games, I think he’s got the potential to be a winning (backup),” Jones said. “I think he can ultimately win games in the NFL.”
Moore completed 33-of-48 passes for 435 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday’s 34-23 loss to the Washington Redskins. In three games of action, Moore had four touchdowns and six interceptions.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 2:56pm
The Dallas Cowboys have many needs for 2016, but owner and general manager Jerry Jones reiterated finding a quarterback is at the top of the list.
Backups Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore have combined to go 1-10 this season after starter Tony Romo suffered a broken left collarbone twice this season. Jones has acknowledged the front office handled the backup spot entering the season poorly.
“We’re going to try to all the ways – all ways – to come up with a way to get Tony a backup, while at the same time looking toward the future,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. “Some people would say that’s dreaming. Everybody wants that, but we have a high draft pick, obviously. We're earned it, and we've got it. If we evaluate and get an opportunity to get a couple of players there, we got to look at it hard.”
Jones said he had a conversation with Romo about the future of the position on Saturday night in Buffalo. He has said he believes Romo, who turns 36 in April, has a 3-5 year window left at playing at a high level. The Cowboys have not drafted a quarterback since 2009 (Stephen McGee, fourth round) and have not selected a quarterback in the first round since Troy Aikman in 1989. They took Steve Walsh with a first-round pick in the 1989 compensatory draft as well.
Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm
Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion, ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 16. Hoyer is working his way back and may be able to return since the Texans are still in the playoff hunt. If he can’t play, Brandon Weeden would get the start.
Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm
Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hoyer is working his way back and may be able to return since the Texans are still in the playoff hunt. If he can’t play, Brandon Weeden would get the start.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm
Texans QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Hoyer is working his way back and may be able to return since the Texans are still in the playoff hunt. If he can’t play, Brandon Weeden would get the start.
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7:17pm
Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 1:48pm
Weeden went 0-3 filling in for Romo and Matt Cassel was 0-4. It's the longest slide by Dallas since the team lost seven straight while going 1-15 under Jimmy Johnson in 1989.
Romo is eligible to play again for Dallas (2-7), but it is not yet known if he will play Sunday at Miami (4-5). Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that the 35-year-old quarterback who's had broken ribs, two broken collarbones and three back injuries will practice this week.
Monday, November 2, 2015, 11:52am
Q: What has happened to Cole Beasley? Just doesn't seem like he's being targeted or utilized this year in our pass game. Do you think this is a function of our backup's just not reading the field as quickly or not reading it right? Seems like he runs good routes from my layman's perspective.
A: It’s become incredibly obvious during this stretch that Tony Romo is to thank for a lot of Beasley’s success in this offense. I’m not trying to pile on the guy, but it apparently takes an All-Pro caliber quarterback to consistently find him. Very rarely is he the first read on a play, and Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden haven’t been able to go through those progressions.
Brandon Weeden, who has been the starter during Dallas' three-game losing streak, was informed by Cowboys coaches that Cassel will start in Week 7 against the New York Giants, according to the source.
The timing makes sense as Cassel will have the extra week to prepare. And if you believe what the team is saying, it's possible WR Dez Bryant returns to help give the offense a boost as well in Week 7. If that's the case, Cassel could have some QB2 value right out of the gate. The team is just looking to stay afloat in what is a weak division that's still up for grabs.
Just days before Brandon Weeden's first start in 2015 as the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback, the team traded for veteran quarterback Matt Cassel. Weeden remains the starter for now, but if he continues to struggle like he did in the second half of Week 3, Cassel could emerge as the starter.
In Week 3, Cassel was behind quarterback Kellen Moore on the depth chart and he was inactive. Cassel's first task is to learn the Cowboys' offensive scheme and terminology under offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. He has had no issues with that so far.
"He's working hard at it," Garrett said Monday of Cassel, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. "He's a smart guy. He's an experienced guy. It comes to him quickly."
The Cowboys haven't made a decision yet on whether or not Cassel will be active in Week 4 as the backup quarterback to Weeden, but things are certainly trending in that direction. Many seem to think it could be Cassel who eventually takes over for Weeden at some point this season.
The Dallas Cowboys will place their starting quarterback on the injured reserve/designated to return list on Tuesday, according to a source, which will keep him out for the next eight weeks as he recovers from a broken left collarbone. Romo will not have surgery to repair the collarbone.
Romo will miss seven games because of the Cowboys' Oct. 18 bye week.
Brandon Weeden will be the starter in Romo's absence and the team is working out Christian Ponder, Josh Johnson, Matt Flynn and McLeod Bethel-Thompson but could also look to call up Kellen Moore from the practice squad.
The move to short-term injured reserve opens up a roster spot for the Cowboys. Last year the Cowboys placed defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence on the list at the start of the season because of a foot injury and he missed the first eight games of his rookie season. Had the Cowboys placed wide receiver Dez Bryant, who is recovering from foot surgery, on the list, then they would have had to have kept Romo on the 53-man roster. A team can use the designation on only one player.
Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:21pm
Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 1.
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:19pm
Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:15pm
Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday.
Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm
Cowboys QB Brandon Weeden (not injury related) missed practice Friday.
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