Dallas Cowboy’s owner, Jerry Jones, has confirmed that they are bringing back former Boise State Bronco Kellen Moore.
Kellen had struggled in the four preseason games in which he appeared for the Cowboys. He had only completed 54% of his passes for 392 yards, one TD, and one INT. His quarterback rating for those games was a 73.6, his lowest in the four years he’s appeared in the preseason.
It was continually rumored throughout the Labor Day weekend that Kellen would be cut, but still end up on the final 53-man roster before all was said and done. And that he could also be the Cowboys’ backup over Cooper Rush.
#Cowboys have brought back reserve QB Kellen Moore, but will wait until later in the week to decide whether him or Cooper Rush is backup.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2017
As exciting as it is to have Kellen remain on an active roster it is a bit frustrating, and perhaps somewhat humbling, the lengths at which the Cowboys are going to retain his services. The shenanigans included cutting him, know he would re-sign as a free agent*, adding another player to the Injured Reserves, then adding Kellen back.
As it stands he appears to have made it another year on a franchise. One wonders how many years he has left until he calls it quits on his playing career. In the meantime, we get to savor some more time with him on a roster.
*Corrected to reflect a better interpretation of the situation. Previously had a note about Kellen clearing waivers, which was unnecesary.