Werder went on to report that it will be a 6-8 week recovery from the eventual surgery date.
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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.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 11:19am
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo broke his left collarbone twice this season and he’s done it three times over the course of his career, leading him to consider ways that he can protect himself against suffering the same injury again in the future.
During an interview on 1310 The Ticket, Romo said that one of the possibilities up for discussion is attaching a plate to his collarbone during a surgical procedure.
“We have a few ideas of what we can do with the collarbone,” Romo said, via the Dallas Morning News. “There are a few plans. We’re going to pick out the CT scan and some of the other stuff and see how much calcification has taken and whether it’s gotten to a point where we feel like it’s really strong and it will be able to handle some of the normal hits you take. But we’re going to have a good plan. If we have to put a plate in there, something small, we’ll do that. That should ensure that that doesn’t happen, or the percentage of that goes way, way down. From my perspective, I feel very strongly about the way that I’m going to be able to play going forward.”
The prospect of another injury is one that has to concern the Cowboys given how quickly their season went down the tubes once Romo was injured and that has led to discussion about drafting a quarterback early in next year’s draft, the story said.
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S Jeff Heath (shoulder)
WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee), CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring, ankle)
LB Perry Riley (foot)
DE Chris Baker (illness), CB Will Blackmon (shoulder, hip), S Dashon Goldson (knee, hamstring, wrist), CB DeAngelo Hall (toe), DE Jason Hatcher (knee), WR DeSean Jackson (illness), DT Terrance Knighton (migraine), C Josh LeRibeus (ankle, shoulder)
Both Bryant and Jackson are probable and expected to go in this NFC East matchup. Bryant was a full go in practice all week with foot and knee injuries while Jackson did not practice Saturday because of an illness, but is expected to play Monday night.
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