WEDNESDAY, 10:29am: Moore is scheduled for surgery later today to repair the fracture in his right leg, Ed Werder of ESPN.com tweets. The team expects that he will miss 3-4 months.
With Moore sidelined, the Cowboys are looking into Nick Foles and other quarterback options.
TUESDAY, 10:22pm: The Cowboys already had one of the worst backup quarterback situations in the league, and now their depth chart has been depleted even further, as backup QB Kellen Moore broke his ankle at practice tonight, owner Jerry Jones confirmed to reporters, including Todd Archer of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Jones did not provide a timeline for Moore’s recovery, or indicate whether he would require surgery.
Dallas now looks like a prime destination for former Rams/Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who was released by Los Angeles last week after agreeing to accept a lower guaranteed salary in 2016. Initial reports indicated that the Cowboys were among several teams — along with the Vikings and Bills — that could have some interest in signing Foles, and as many as 10 clubs might place a call to the free agent signal-caller. But Jones denied that the Cowboys would contact Foles, saying that the club would instead turn to its internal options.
Despite that statement, the Cowboys were one of two teams (along with the Bills) that discussed a Foles trade before the draft, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link), so Dallas clearly has at least some level of interest in Foles. And as Ed Werder of ESPN.com adds (via Twitter), the Cowboys will need to add another quarterback quickly, given that Romo is scheduled to take every third practice session off as he recovers from surgery.
Besides Moore, none of the options behind Romo have ever taken an NFL snap, and the Cowboys witnessed last year how a Romo injury can wreck a season, as Dallas posted a 1-11 record when Romo was not in the lineup. Even if the don’t pursue Foles, it’s difficult to imagine that the Cowboys won’t target a veteran quarterback in the coming days, and other free agents still sitting on the open market include Michael Vick, Matt Flynn, Josh Freeman, T.J. Yates, Charlie Whitehurst, and Tarvaris Jackson, whom it was announced today will not face charges following a June domestic dispute.
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