Cowboys backup quarterback likely out for season after suffering gruesome injury

Nick Foles is probably going to want to keep his cell phone close to him during the next 24 hours, because the Dallas Cowboys could be in the market for a quarterback.

The Cowboys' depth at that position took a hit on Tuesday after backup Kellen Moore suffered a broken right ankle during practice. According to Jerry Jones, Moore was injured after a teammate rolled up on the back of Moore's right leg. Moore was carted away from the field.

The broken ankle likely means Moore will miss the entire 2016 season.

The injury to Moore means the Cowboys now have a pressing need for a No. 2 quarterback, which is an important position in Dallas, something that Cowboys fans learned last season after Tony Romo missed 12 games due to injury.

Although Jones recently said the team has no interest in signing Foles, you have to think he'll at least send out a feeler to the former Rams quarterback. We recently ranked all the viable landing spots for Foles and the Cowboys came in at No. 1, and that was before Moore's injury.

Foles is one of the few viable free agents out there, unless the Cowboys want to sign Michael Vick or Matt Flynn.

Of course, they could always call Johnny Manziel, who mentioned over the weekend he would like to play for Dallas.

On the other hand, the Cowboys could stick with the guys on their roster. The team has two other quarterbacks in rookie Dak Prescott and Jameill Showers, who signed as an undrafted free agent in 2015.

CBS Sports Writer

John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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