Dallas Cowboys Re-signs With Kellen Moore As Tony Romo Waits For His Fate
Dallas Cowboys re-signed Kellen Moore on Monday for the season while the other quarterback of the team Tony Romo is still waiting for his fate. The move by Cowboys is considered to increase the depth of team's backup quarterback to support the star quarterback of the team Dak Prescott. Incidentally, Kellen is the only active left-handed quarterback in NFL.
Though there is no confirmation regarding the approval of Tony Romo, Ian Rapoport, the NFL Network Insider, confirms Cowboys have not completed the position and the team is planning to bring another passer during the off-season. Kellen joined the NFL in 2012 as a quarterback for the Detroit Lions, and he started venturing with the Cowboys from the 2015 season. The 27-year old did a brief appearance in 2015 and completed three matches with 104 passes, 779 yards, and four touchdowns while Romo was away from the matches due to injury. In the 2016 season, Kellen faced a fracture on his right leg, and that made him miss matches during the season.
Though further details of the contract are not disclosed by the Cowboys, many reports are suggesting that it is worth $775,000 against the $615,000 cap. With the re-signing, the Cowboys have a total of three quarterbacks in the team and Mark Sanchez as an unrestricted free-agent. Romo is already signed until 2019, but considering the fact that he couldn't make any significant appearances in the last season due to his injury, reports were suggesting that Cowboys may trade him.
There were many reports also about Romo's possible release to free-agency or transfer him to another team by trading him. But, none of those stories could predict the future of the quarterback correctly as he is still with the Cowboys. In an interview, Jerry Jones, the owner of Cowboys recently confirmed he did not rule out the return of Romo in the 2017 season. Jones also said the team has not set any deadline on Romo, and an immediate decision is unlikely.