Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Kellen Moore suffered a broken ankle during practice and although there is no timetable for Moore’s return, it is likely that he is out for the season. During Tuesday’s team practice, Moore got tangled up with a defender and had to be carted off of the field. Moore had surgery on his ankle and although the doctors say the recovery time is 3 to 4 months, there is no guarantee of when he will be fully healthy and ready to return to the football field.
With how injury prone Tony Romo has been in the past, especially with him coming off of an injury-plagued season, this is a huge setback for the Cowboys. While Dallas is certainly hoping for a healthy season from Romo, he played just four games last season and with the other quarterbacks on the Cowboy’s roster being very young and unproven players, it is likely they will be actively searching for a new backup to replace Moore.
Moore started the final two games of last season and although he has not won a game thus far in his career, in the final game of the season against the Washington Redskins he had an exceptional game, throwing for 435 yards.
A candidate that makes a ton of sense for the Cowboys is Nick Foles, who just recently became a free agent after demanding to be released from the Rams. Although Jerry Jones made a point to dismiss any talks of signing Nick Foles, the former Eagles and Rams starter, it seems that he is the best available option for the team.