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Cowboys Re-Sign Quarterback Kellen Moore

RJ Ochoa

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The collective world of the National Football League has been on pins and needles awaiting the decision regarding a quarterback on the Dallas Cowboys roster not named Dak Prescott. We finally have some news on someone who fits that description... the Dallas Cowboys have re-signed quarterback Kellen Moore!

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@DallasCowboys announce they have re-signed QB @KellenMoore_11.

Kellen Moore has had quite a ride as a member of America's Team. He played in relief - severe relief, I might add - of Matt Cassel near the tail end of the 2015 season. Entering 2016 Kellen was slated to be the team's primary backup to Tony Romo, but a broken leg during the first days of Training Camp changed that plan and the course of Dallas Cowboys History forever.

You see, it was Kellen's injury that elevated rookie quarterback Dak Prescott to number two on the team's depth chart, leaving Dak as the starter when Tony Romo was injured a few weeks later. It seems as if the Cowboys are trying to recreate a certain portion of that in 2017, with cemented starter Dak Prescott in place and needing a backup.

Kellen Moore

Kellen Moore unknowingly gave birth to the legend that became Dak Prescott. Now he'll be backing him up in 2017.

Kellen Moore has been a favorite of Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan since their time together with the Detroit Lions. Many close to the organization have praised Kellen's abilities to digest film and all sorts of football information, serving as an added cerebral advantage on the sidelines where the team wears blue and silver.

One of the more unique traits belonging to Kellen Moore is his left-handedness. There aren't many, if any, quarterbacks active in the National Football League that throw a pass with their left hand. Amazingly enough, not only was a pass thrown but a touchdown was thrown by a Dallas Cowboy in 2016 when Dez Bryant hooked up with Jason Witten against the aforementioned Detroit Lions.

Hopefully Kellen Moore can provide some great veteran leadership for Dak Prescott. He's already cemented in the history books for opening the door for Dak in the first place. The two as a tandem should be something special.

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2 Comments
  • Russ_Te

    The 2 factors being the leg, and what veteran QB’s are available.

    The Cowboys apparently believe Moore’s leg will be fine, and rate him ahead of or about even with McCown, vis-a-vis Linehan’s offense.

    After the adventures of 2015 with Cassel and Weeden, I have a skepticism for the McCown’s of the league.
    Brad Johnson, Jon Kitna – on and on.

    In 1993, signing Bernie Kosar mid-year after Cleveland – where he had won – released him, turned out gigantic in the NFC Title Game. Aikman went out with a knee to the helmet, Kosar delivered. Textbook case for why a contender should have an experienced backup QB.

    So I think they’ll go veteran for the right QB (only), but otherwise if Moore’s leg is good I believe he can move the ball and win games in spot duty. He makes very quick reads and gets the ball out. Downfield offense is an issue because of his size – but then again if he was a tall QB with the same smarts he’d be starting somewhere.

  • Russ_Te

    And I see where Sanchez is a F/A with nobody backing up the wheel barrel of cash for him. He does have the playoff W’s, but if he’s in camp I think he has to outplay Moore to stay on the team.

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Cowboys TE James Hanna Retiring

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James Hanna

In an unexpected bit of pre-draft news, Dallas Cowboys backup tight end James Hanna will be retiring after six seasons. He was drafted by the Cowboys in sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

The news of Hanna's retirement was first reported by ESPN's Todd Archer:

Todd Archer on Twitter

The Cowboys will place James Hanna on the reserve/retired list as the tight end could not get over a serious knee condition that troubled him for most of the last two seasons, according to sources. Hanna was not involved in the early part of the team's... https://t.co/45BAZ2avSC

Hanna, who turns 29 in July, missed all of 2016 with that knee issue and has had two surgeries. He was active for all 16 games last season but wasn't used much on offense, only having four catches. James did catch his first and only NFL touchdown in the team's Week 4 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Many thought Hanna would be a salary cap casualty this offseason, but a retirement has the same effect on the cap. The Cowboys now save $2.75 million off his scheduled $3.5 mullion cap hit in 2018.

James Hanna has stuck around this long thanks to being a proficient blocker and one of the standout players on special teams. Geoff Swaim, entering the final year of his rookie deal, will likely be trusted to fill those roles.

That said, tight end was already a targeted position for the Cowboys in next week's draft. Losing Hanna only give the team more incentive to add more talent.


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Optimistic Reports Emerge Around Randy Gregory

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Good news are coming to Dallas just in time. Less than a week from now, the NFL Draft will be held in the Cowboys' home, the AT&T Stadium. But the team may count with a defensive talent many in Cowboys Nation have tried to forget for a while now. Randy Gregory's comeback may just happen.

There's a lot of positions in the roster that need more help than the defensive end one, but after finding the "War Daddy" Jerry Jones has always wanted in DeMarcus Lawrence, finding a RDE this offseason would be a dream scenario.

Sure, there's a lot of young talent in this football team and they'll be coming off a season that put a chip on their shoulders. Even so, they'll need all the help they can get.

Fortunately for the Cowboys, some help could come in form of a very talented pass rusher. Randy Gregory is reportedly applying for reinstatement very soon and according to Mike Fisher and Bobby Belt, there are positive reports around the situation.

Bobby Belt on Twitter

Randy Gregory update: I'm told there is real momentum building. He is expected to apply for reinstatement in the week or two following next week's NFL Draft.

Cowboys Nation last saw the second round pick back in 2016, but his potential shouldn't be forgotten. Of course, the Cowboys shouldn't be considering Gregory for their 2018 plans, simply because there's risk of him not being available.

Even still, Dallas may get lucky at defensive end. After DeMarcus Lawrence has a breakout season in 2017, imagine the defensive line with Randy Gregory reinstated and rehabilitated to exploit his talent in the NFL.

mike fisher ✭ on Twitter

UPDATE: We're told Randy Gregory camp is ready to present to NFL the fact the #Cowboys DE has passed a large number of drug tests, hasn't failed one since July 2016. https://t.co/Hjgu2CqRtC

Despite some TMZ "reports", it looks like Gregory has been clean for a while. It sure should make Cowboys' fans happy and not only form a football perspective. A comeback would definitely be something amazing. He has a chance to write a unique story for himself.

Everyone likes second-chance stories. Gregory is a guy who had his share of problems. By coming back to the NFL, he's showing players and fans that change is possible. This wouldn't just be epic for Dallas Cowboys fans but NFL fans in general.

If Dallas is fortunate enough to see Gregory reinstated by the NFL, their fight in the trenches might see a big upgrade next season. Randy still has a lot to work on and he might not even be a starter right away, but the potential is right there.

The Cowboys could become a team capable of dominating the line of scrimmage both on offense and on defense.

Hopefully, Gregory is able to come back and shine as a professional player. He, and NFL fans deserve a story like that.

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BREAKING: Dallas Cowboys DT David Irving Reports to Voluntary Workouts

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Could Any of These 3 Cowboys Disappoint Cowboys Nation in 2017?

2018 gets better by the day as the NFL takes another step closer to the regular season with the beginning of team voluntary workouts. The Dallas Cowboys have their first voluntary workout today at The Star.

Clarence Hill Jr. is reporting that Dallas Cowboys' restricted free agent Defensive Tackle David Irving has shown up for the first day of workouts.

Clarence Hill Jr on Twitter

Cowboys DT David Irving has yet to sign his rfa tender but he did show up for first day offseason program, per source, for those questioning his commitment

Irving who was second on the team in sacks for the Dallas Cowboys in 2018 with seven, while only playing in 8 games, hasn't yet signed his restricted free agent tender.

Todd Archer from ESPN is reporting that David Irving expects to sign his RFA tender after today's workout guaranteeing him the second round tender figure of $2.91 million for 2018.

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David Irving is expected to sign his restricted free agent tender today after the first workouts of the Cowboys' offseason program. Irving, who had seven sacks in eight games last season, will make $2.91 million. He is scheduled to become an... https://t.co/2EcPJ71OOe

As someone with as much production as Irving has had in the last couple of years, it's a bit surprising that teams around the NFL haven't jumped on that kind of interior presence. Teams looking for a player of Irving's caliber can still extend an offer sheet for the defensive tackle's services, but would have to give Dallas their 2018 second round pick.

The Dallas Cowboys would have the option of matching any offer sheet that David Irving signs. Perhaps they've indicated their intention to do so, given Irving's presence at the first day of practice.

It was quite a gamble, as many around Cowboys Nation believed that a team would quickly exchange a second round pick for Irving, but no one has offered him a contract to sign him away from the Cowboys.

David Irving has received criticism for his consistency after the 2016 season, but really found a stride in 2017 until a concussion derailed him toward the end of the season.

It's a great sign for the Dallas Cowboys that he's shown up ready to work for the 2018 season. David Irving is absolutely an ascending player and the sky is the limit for this defense with him as a part of it.


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