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January 7, 2018 09:44 AM
Kellen Moore: Set to retire
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore is expected to announce his retirement but stay on with the Cowboys as their new quarterbacks coach, Alex Marvez of The Sporting News reports.

The former Boise State QB finished last season on Dallas' practice squad after losing his backup job to rookie Cooper Rush, and Moore will finish his NFL career having appeared in only three games, all of which came with the Cowboys in 2015. His move into the coaching ranks would also seem to indicate that Scott Linehan will stick around as Dallas' offensive coordinator, as the two have a history together dating back to 2012 with the Lions.

October 27, 2017 10:20 PM
Kellen Moore: Signs with Dallas' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore was signed to the Cowboys' practice squad Friday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Moore was released by the Cowboys on Thursday in order to make room for the signing of tight end Blake Jarwin. Moore could potentially be promoted to the active roster should either Dak Prescott or backup Cooper Rush suffer an injury.

October 27, 2017 07:04 PM
Kellen Moore: Cut by Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cowboys released Moore on Thursday.

Dallas already had another backup quarterback on hand in Cooper Rush and didn't want tight end Blake Jarwin to get poached from its practice squad, so the team promoted Jarwin to the 53-man roster and bid adieu to Moore, who hadn't appeared in an NFL game since 2015. It's not expected that Moore will draw much interest as a backup option elsewhere around the league, so if he goes unclaimed off waivers, he could remain in the organization as a member of Dallas' practice squad, according to Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News.

September 5, 2017 09:48 AM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Re-signs with Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that Moore would re-sign with the team, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Jones' announcement comes just three days after the Cowboys cut him from their roster in what was presumably an indication that undrafted rookie Cooper Rush had captured the backup gig behind starter Kellen Moore. However, in addition to announcing that Moore would rejoin the Dallas roster, Jones said that the team hasn't decided whether Moore or Rush will serve as Prescott's understudy in the Week 1 clash with the Giants. The team's gameday inactive report should provide more clarity on that front.

September 2, 2017 07:04 PM
Kellen Moore: Cut by Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore was released by the Cowboys on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Moore entered training camp as the backup to Dak Prescott, but undrafted rookie Cooper Rush made an impressive push to usurp Moore from that No. 2 job.

August 20, 2017 10:32 PM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Preseason struggles continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore completed 10 of 21 passes for 131 yards and lost a fumble during Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.

While offensive coordinator Scott Linehan has full trust in Moore's abilities as a backup QB dating back to their time together in Detroit, undrafted rookie Cooper Rush has badly outplayed the veteran so far in the preseason, showing more arm strength and touch on his passes, and looking like a much better option should anything happen to Dak Prescott. With the Cowboys already having a roster crunch on the 53-man roster due to the number of suspended players they'll have to juggle early in the year, it's unlikely they'll be able to keep three QBs, so their decision may come down to Linehan's comfort level with Moore's floor versus Rush's clear upside -- and in the NFL, upside almost always wins.

March 20, 2017 01:28 PM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Remaining with Cowboys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore re-signed with the Cowboys on Monday.

Moore returns to Dallas after spending all of last season on injured reserve due to a broken leg suffered in August. Now fully recovered from that fracture, Moore is currently positioned as the Cowboys' No. 3 quarterback, but with Tony Romo sure to leave the team at some juncture, Moore could compete for Dallas' second-string job behind Dak Prescott during training camp.

February 20, 2017 09:30 PM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Fully recovered from broken leg
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 30, 2016 09:02 PM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore (lower leg) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

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 Cowboys' lack of depth at quarterback, Moore could be the perfect candidate to return from the IR during the season, as each team is allowed to take one player off the IR after Week 6.

August 3, 2016 11:34 AM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Set to miss 3-4 months
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 2, 2016 09:10 PM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Carted off practice field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore suffered a broken ankle during Tuesday's practice, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

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.

May 5, 2016 02:41 PM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Still expected to back-up Romo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he expects Moore to serve as Tony Romo's top backup in 2016, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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.

January 3, 2016 05:08 PM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Throws for 435 yards in second career start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore rebounded from last week's poor performance by completing 33-of-48 passes for a career-high 435 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions against the Redskins on Sunday.

Moore piled up yardage in his second career NFL start after looking completely inept against the Bills last week. The former Boise State star will have to cut down on his mistakes if he wants to find success at the NFL level, as his 4:6 touchdown-to-interception ratio through three appearances leaves much to be desired.

December 27, 2015 06:38 PM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Underwhelming performance in loss to Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore completed just 13 of 31 passes for 186 yards and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Bills.

The 26-year-old found a rough go of it in his first NFL start, with Dez Bryant on the sidelines, although he managed to limit the interceptions after tossing three versus the Jets last week. Moore figures to remain the starter for the season finale versus the first-place Redskins, but he shouldn't be relied upon to produce in any fantasy format.

December 21, 2015 10:24 AM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Named Cowboys starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore has been named the Cowboys' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Bills, NFL.com reports.

Moore replaced teammate Matt Cassel during the second quarter of Saturday's loss to the Jets, and went on to throw for 158 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. While those numbers are rather underwhelming, Saturday's loss finally eliminated the Cowboys from playoff contention, thus giving Dallas' coaching staff an opportunity to evaluate their roster over the final two regular season games. Compared to the 33-year-old Cassel, Moore is far more of a long-term prospect at quarterback, so the Cowboys will give him more chances to impress while leading their offense Sunday against the Bills.

December 19, 2015 11:56 PM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Gets chance Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore entered Saturday's game early in the second quarter, replacing an ineffectual Matt Cassell in a 19-16 loss to the Jets.

Moore completed 15-of-25 passes for 158 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. The loss officially eliminated Dallas from the postseason, so, with nothing to play for, head coach Jason Garrett may roll with Moore in the final two games of the season.

December 15, 2015 09:56 AM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Will remain the backup for Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said that Matt Cassel will remain the starter for now, the Dallas Morning News reports.

There's been a growing clamor to give Moore a chance as the season spirals down the drain, but with the Cowboys not yet officially eliminated from the postseason Garrett will stick with the veteran. Moore hasn't thrown a pass in the NFL in four seasons, but he could get a look under center once the team's focus shifts to 2016.

December 1, 2015 09:40 AM
Cowboys' Kellen Moore: Will back up Matt Cassel
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore will be promoted from the practice squad to serve as Matt Cassel's backup for the remainder of the season, the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The former Boise St. standout has yet to take a regular season snap in the NFL, but Moore could see some work if and when the Cowboys are officially eliminated from playoff contention in the weak NFC East and begin looking ahead to 2016.

November 10, 2015 05:17 PM
Kellen Moore: Moves on from Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore was released by the Cowboys on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Moore was never a serious candidate to take over the starting job in Dallas when Tony Romo (collarbone) went down in September and Tuesday's removal from the team confirms this notion. The former Boise State standout is still looking for his first NFL appearance, and now he's in search of another backup quarterback job somewhere in the league, although there's no guarantee he'll be able to catch on elsewhere.

September 6, 2015 11:30 PM
QB Kellen Moore signs with Cowboys
by Ruben Palacios | CBS Sports Staff

Former Lions backup quarterback Kellen Moore signed with the Cowboys on Sunday, according to Sports Illustrated.

Moore was with Detroit since signing with the organization as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/200
Birthdate:
7/12/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Prosser, WA, USA
School:
Boise State
NFL Experience:
6
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