Without Tony Romo under center last year, the Cowboys went 1-11. Though they drafted Dak Prescott as a developmental prospect, they're still lacking an option that would give them a fighting chance to win in the event Romo goes down again.
Still, don't expect the Cowboys' quarterback depth chart to change much during training camp. Even though a legit backup is available on the open market, the Cowboys are content with Prescott, Kellen Moore, and Jameill Showers.
So no, Jerry Jones won't sign the recently released Nick Foles.
"Foles isn't an option," Jones said, per The Dallas Morning News. "We wouldn't get him any snaps. We got four that are going to get the snaps."
When the Rams released Foles, I ranked all 32 teams as potential landing spots. The Cowboys landed at No. 1 because of their record without Romo. While Foles isn't necessarily a good quarterback, he's qualified to serve as a backup on a playoff contender that happens to boast arguably the league's best offensive line.
As the roster is currently constructed, Moore offers the Cowboys the most experience. He's started two games and appeared in three. He's thrown 104 passes, hitting the mark on 58.7 percent of his attempts, averaging 7.5 yards per attempt, and compiling a 4-6 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Those numbers generated a 71 passer rating.
Foles, on the other hand, has started 35 games and appeared in 39. He's completed 60.2 percent of his passes, averaged 7.2 yards per attempt, thrown 53 touchdowns and 27 interceptions, and accumulated a passer rating of 87.3. And no one should ever forget about his 27-touchdown, two-interception season of 2013, because that might end up going down as one of the strangest stat lines in NFL history.
"We know Foles pretty well," Jones said. "We like Moore."
So, now is about the time Cowboys fans should begin praying (or more likely, continue praying with added intensity) to the football gods for Romo's collarbone to remain intact, for once.