Moore (lower leg) is fully recovered from the season-ending leg fracture he suffered last summer, KTVB.com reports. "I'm 100 percent now. It's been good. For the last month or two I've been healthy. I've been able to start doing everything as usual," he elaborated.
Moore broke his ankle last August and spent the entire season on injured reserve. However, he appears to have been healthy for a while now and should be fully prepared to hit free agency at the end of the league year in March. The Cowboys like what they have in the Boise State product, so with Mark Sanchez an unrestricted free agent as well and Tony Romo (back) destined for a trade or release, Moore likely possesses the greatest odds of returning as Dak Prescott's backup in 2017.
Moore broke his left ankle during a practice drill early in the preseason, and he'll spend at least a portion of the season on the sideline because of it. The veteran was likely going to be the No. 2 quarterback behind Tony Romo, who is now expected to miss at least half the season with a fractured vertebra. Rookie Dak Prescott, who has been impressive the last several weeks, now takes the reigns under center. Because of the
Moore, who suffered a broken left ankle Tuesday, is expected to miss three to four months, NFL.com reports.
Moore is slated to undergo surgery Wednesday to address the issue, which for the moment leaves Dak Prescott and Jameill Showers -- a pair of inexperienced signal-callers -- as the team's backup options behind starting QB Tony Romo.
During a drill, Moore appeared to roll up his right ankle after a pass attempt, sending him to the ground. He was seen wearing a soft cast covering his right leg as he left the practice field. Team officials have yet to release a timetable of recovery or if surgery is needed. For the time being, rookie Dak Prescott will take over as the No. 2 quarterback, with Jameill Showers as the only other reserve option on the roster.
The Cowboys recently used a fourth-round draft pick on Dak Prescott, who will be groomed as Romo's future backup and possible replacement. The team apparently expects Prescott to spend his first season as the No. 3 quarterback, but he'll probably still get a shot to compete with Moore for the top backup job. Offering neither running ability nor a strong arm, Moore is nothing more than a care-taker.
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