Dallas Cowboys re-sign QB Kellen Moore to one-year deal
Kellen Moore is returning to the fold for the Dallas Cowboys.
After enjoying the whirlwind romance of 2016 that included a fling with having the best one-two punch at quarterback in the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys were right back where they started -- looking for a backup for 2017.
Fully expected to (eventually) move on from Tony Romo, the club hosted free agent Josh McCown as a possible replacement to sit behind Dak Prescott. McCown left without agreeing to terms, and the Cowboys have moved on accordingly.
And the details of the contract are exceptionally team-friendly, a new norm for the Cowboys' front office.
#Cowboys option w Kellen Moore: Label 'Min Salary Benefit' player. 1-yr deal at min base/bonus = 775K but only counts $615K against the cap.— mike fisher ? (@fishsports) March 20, 2017
No one is more excited to see the two sides reach an agreement than Moore himself, who recently lauded the team and proclaimed his wish to return for the future.
“Obviously you’ve got to figure out Tony's situation first and foremost,” Moore said early in the offseason to ESPN Boise's Joey Jenkins and Alex Gould, via CowboysBlitz.com. “They’ll sort those things out obviously. We would love to be back there, we love it out there.”
Moore lost his spot on the depth chart due to injury. He suffered a broken leg in training camp that ended his season, opening the door for Prescott -- who then ascended to starter when Romo also went down with a broken back.
Now fully recovered and ready to hit the field again, the team just solved their backup QB issue before it had a chance to rear its ugly head once Moore.
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